Ok, so CX it is I guess. I'm still going to do some rangers and such but the majority will be CX. I will need to buy a truck load of mason jars though before I process, can't let all the good broth making stuff go to waste.
Please everyone, enjoy the ride on the soap box . No one is being mean and I take all advice and input with stride. I mix and match ideas until I have something that works.
I'm excited about getting more birds. Now all I need is a trampoline frame and a few cat boxes and the meaties will have a nice coop.
I do plan on ranging in the early part of the day, say 7 am until human dinner at about 530. Then I will give them dinner and close up for the night. I want them healthy and happy, not fat and crippled. That's cruel. Process time will be a time of many thanks and much kindness as I will feel horrible for taking a life to feed my kids but it must be done. @duluthralphie the thought of carrying a bird by its feet is not nice. Can't we just pretend that everyone is civil and nice on processing day? Those poor birds deserve a bit of dignity. Lol.
I agree. Thank you all for getting up on the soap boxes. You have opened my eyes to a different perspective and way to raise CXs. I was going to pass on them in favor of Dixies or rangers when I went for meat birds this year. Guess I will have to re-evaluate. So in another way - Gee Thanks more stuff to think about . But I am really thankful for all the additional information that I did not know I did not know, nor knew to ask if it was possible. Keep using the soap boxes and I will learn what I can and wish to out of it all.