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Best Chickens For Eating

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First let me say that I know little about chickens, and I am not trying to make anyone mad, but I know a good tasting chicken when I eat one, and so let me say this: I have not had a good tasting chicken in 70 years!   Way back when I was very young in the state of Georgia we had chickens, they did not produce large pieces of meat, but they were extremely delicious.  Today the chicken in the stores are very large pieces of meat, and practically tasteless.  As it is written: "The root of all evil is the love of money", and the produces of these chickens want ever larger pieces of chicken so they can make more money, but they also breed out of these chickens good taste.  There is also something else that is being bread out, and that is people who do not know any better.  People who have eaten only this store bought chicken just do not understand they are eating chicken without much taste.  But here is the thing: if they where to get a hold of some good tasting chicken they wouldn't like it!   No kidding!  These people today are so use to eating tasteless meat, including beef, that when they get the chance to get some real good tasting meat, they just don't like it.  I remember reading a recipe for wild goose, the recipe also included information on how to take out the gammy taste!   It is the gammy taste that makes it taste good.  But that is how far we have traveled down the road to very mediocre food.  Look at these huge strawberries we get in the stores now that have little taste, and have the consistency of something like rubber.  No good.  So here it is: Is there anyone out there in chickenland that knows what I am talking about?   I mean really?  If so, tell me what chicken breed has the truly great taste.  Thank you, I appreciate it.

CascadeCrower

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Money is evil!!! They breed birds meant to grow until they break their legs, then they kill them before they can lay their first egg or let their first crow! It's terrible...

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post #3 of 13

your rhode island reds have the best tasting meat but what you feed them will make a difference on there taste also.

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Get a heritage bird.  Google the chicken breed chart.  It gives the benefits of each breed.  I have heard that dorkings are an excellent table bird but they are very rare.

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post #5 of 13

A lady near me is breeding her White Laced Red Cornish Roo to her white or light grey Amerucana hens and they make a good eating bird.
They grow fast, but not too fast, lots of breast meat, lots of flavor.

Silver Grey Dorkings are a old time favorite. Such a pretty bird.

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The one YOU like!

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If it's all by random chance, then who caused the random chance?
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I saw a guy in england on the internet that runs his own farm and resturaunt, and he concluded that the best tasting chicken was a cornish X Dorking cross! I wanted to try this but the hatchery that I order from is always sold out of the Dorking pullets. Hope this helps!

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Overrun with Chickens, Ducks, and guineas!
92 Chickens multicolored flock, 10 Ducks Rouens and Campbells, 6 guineas, 1White, 1Pied, 2Lavender, and 2Pearl!
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post #8 of 13

You mean Hugh Whittingstall? They also said in that program the wyandotte cross is rubbish, how about that?

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Marans is our favorite table bird followed by the Dark Cornish.

Steve

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welcome-byc
I am raising some barred rocks whose time is close.  I have eaten barred rock and rhode island red and both were delicious.  I am going to get some straight cornish and cross with my layers next year.  I raised cornishx this spring and I must say, they taste better than store chicken even though they are the same breed.  I guess because they were pastured.  When I was a kid we had white rocks and chicken was my favorite meal.    Karen

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