I got several freedom rangers to try this year instead of cornishX. They are 10wks now and I am planning on butchering most in about 2 weeks. I have a few questions, those of you who raise them, do you restrict free ranging to increase weight gain the last couple weeks? Most of the cockerels are ready now, but I'd like them all to gain a bit more before butcher time.
Also, has anyone kept any back for breeding/egg laying? I am seriously considering keeping a couple pullets and a cockerel back and want to know if anyone has experimented with breeding them. Do they breed true or are their offspring all over as far as size, like the cornish x?