Naked Neck/Turken Thread - Page 1499
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I picked up 3 chicks on a whim last spring and had no idea how much I was going to like them. And it was their personalities that won me over - so funny and social.
Yup - my experience exactly. LeafBlade, if you do decide to try them, I think you'll be pleased with their friendly behavior and heartiness (and yes, amusing behavior) well before you end up taking advantage of the good laying and meat qualities. The only chickens I have that always come running (hysterical in and of itself) without any promise of treats, but just because they are friendly and find me interesting. It's not for nothing that they all got the nickname "puppies" as babies. Great chickens.
- Ant Farm
Oh, yes! They are beautiful fully dressed.
DELICIOUS!! That's actually why I started raising them. My local poultry farm that I have always bought my eating chickens from has Naked Necks sometimes, and Cornish crosses when they don't have/can't get Naked Neck chicks to start with. DRASTIC difference in taste - not only in the meat but also in the skin - to me, she you roast it, it tastes like you deep fried it... I decided that if I would raise meat birds, they'd be Naked Necks or NN crosses.
- Ant Farm
Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 12/1/15 at 5:35pm
Fantastic! The skin crisps up better on NNs than any other breed I've eaten, and their meat is wonderfully flavorful. The guy photographed above was about 18-20 weeks old when I butchered and prepared him. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of meat on that carcass and the depth of flavor.