I'm not a chicken owner yet, but we do plan to at least get some layers when we get settled at our new home. Today, I toured a small hobby farm and talked with a lady who just started last year raising pigs and chickens. She said that the chicken meat wasn't really that good, and she said that she heard that from many other people also. (she said the pigs were super-yummy though)
So, is this an "acquired taste," or is she doing something wrong? She said the texture was not that great, and her family didn't really enjoy the meat. She said it would be best in soups or the crock pot.
Her chickens do a lot of free ranging, and they seem to be eating a lot of the organic feed that she gives to her pigs.
How do you raise tasty chickens, and what really makes it better?
Thanks for any input!