We're looking into getting some meat chickens and I'd kind of like to get both Cornish Crosses AND Freedom Rangers just to see the differences. This is our first experience with meat chickens, so I don't really know what to expect. I've read a lot of stuff online about how people are kinda creeped out by the fact that Cornish Crosses grow so fast and appear so "unhealthy". Obviously I want my chickens to have a nice life while they're alive, but let's face it, these birds are for the sole purpose of being EATEN. They're not my friends or pets, they're my dinner. That said, I also want to have a positive meat bird raising experience. Soooo, what do you have to say about your experiences between the two breeds? I'm not as much concerned about tenderness and taste and all that good stuff, more about the actual birds and their health and the raising experience.
Thanks so much in advance!