I am now considering either Red Broilers of the Freedom Rangers. The Freedom rangers are more expensive, and the descriptions for the reds are almost the same. Is there any reason to get the Freedom Rangers not the Red Broilers?
What about regular Cornish?
All the descriptions say that they forage and that they grow a bit slower than the Cornish Cross (frankenbird), and they are not supposed to have the problems.
Cost to ME: (with shipping)
J&M Freedom Rangers: $2.80 each for 25 or $2.30 each for 50
Hoffmans Red Broilers: $2.24 each for 25 or $1.70 for 50
Ideal Red Broilers: $1.92 each for <25 or $1.82 for <50 or $1.74 for 50+
Ideal Cornish: $2.09 each for <25 or $1.99 for <50 or $1.91 for 50+
I am un-decided, lol. Comparisons would be appreciated!
I plan to raise them in a 12x12 stall with feed, water and low roosts as a safe area, and allow them to free-range as they like in our livestock pastures. (The CX are not the least interested in foraging.)