I just finished my fist batch ever of meat chickens in May and the project went pretty good. I raised 50 rock cross and I probably will never raise that breed again. The process and the project went well but I was not happy with the birds and the overall condition. I was happy to see how fast they finished out but they just sat there and got fat... did not move around much and did not seem happy or healthy. I have ample room for them to move around but they just did nothing...
I am going to do another batch of 50 and I am thinking about doing New Hampshire Reds this time. I am looking for some advice on weather or not this breed is the best option for me meat wise. This is where I get my chickens.
From the available options that they offer what do you think my best option for a fairly fast growing but healthy bird is. I am looking for a bird that will mature in 12-15 maybe 16 weeks. I will get a straight run and finish them off as early as possible.
Thanks for any and all advice.
Edited by PlumpChicken - 6/10/12 at 1:24pm