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Fastest Growing chickens for meat?

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Thread Starter 

I am new and still learning so pls have patience. This thread may even be in the wrong place.

 

I know that white rock x are fast growing. Also know that Orpingtons and Rocks grow pretty fast, too. I would like to raise my own table birds from my own eggs. I have just recently begun to acquire chicks to raise for a small flock. Which breed of chicken would you say grows the fastest for meat?

Thanks!

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welcome-byc.gif  Cornish rock X are bred specifically for rapid weight gain and good conversion rate of feed.  There can be, however, some problems involved in raising them.  I would suggest going to the meat bird section and scrolling through the threads that are there.

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post #3 of 5
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I don't want White Rock x's for that specific reason. I just would like to know the fastest growing chickens for meat that I can raise from eggs.

Debbie

post #4 of 5

Well you have a good many choices 

For crosses you have,

 

Heavy Cornish Crosses 7 wks - 5.25 lbs

White Cornish Rock Giant 9 wks - 4.50 lbs

Colored Meat Breeds 10 wks - 4.50 lbs

 - Red 

 - Black

 - Grey

Colored Ranger Breeds 10 wks - 4.50 lbs

 - Kosher King

 - Red Bro

 - Yellow

 - Black

 - Tricolor

http://www.myerspoultry.com/2011%20MPF%20Catalog.pdf

 

 

Chris

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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Thanks a ton. I went to the meat bird site and found a lot of good info there including some links to other peoples blogs. I now think I know what to do.

debbie

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