Advice on type of chick

Hank 23

In the Brooder
May 2, 2017
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Hey everyone, I have 6 Cornish cross at the moment and they are getting close to butchering time, I want to switch to a more natural meat bird, that i could put in a tractor on grass that would be moved everyday. Any suggestions?
 

Half-Acre-Home

In the Brooder
Mar 6, 2017
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We raise several breeds and basically so far just butcher whatever we have extra like roosters we don't sell. Mostly Rhode island reds but we butcher them young like 3-4 months old. Yes their small compared to a Cornish cross but the flavor is amazing and soft. When our Sussex starts laying I'm wanting to raise a big batch of them up because they look very meaty. Also thinking about some orpingtons. The feed conversion probably isn't as good as a Cornish cross but we don't have to buy the chicks, and I think it makes up for it in flavor.
 

Hank 23

In the Brooder
May 2, 2017
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Yeah I have a few laying hens too but they are producing a lot of eggs, one is a Rhode Island Red, and thanks Ol Grey that did help a lot
 

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