Anyone know what breed the "Ranger" chicken from WA is?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by coffeemama, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I bought a free ranger "Ranger" brand chicken at the market the other day-grown in WA. It was so good-just wondering if anyone knows what breed/type of chicken it is? Greyfields maybe?
     
  2. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Draper Valley Farms is the producer of the "Ranger" brand. I found this link via some Googling, which sounds good: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2008_March_3/ai_n24359507

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    so (after further Googling), it sounds as if they are grown in large sheds/barns, but at least they have "access" to outdoors. But hey, it's still an improvement on the usual factory farm.

    There is a mention of Draper here: http://lists.envirolink.org/pipermail/ar-news/Week-of-Mon-20030811/004828.html which at least implies that their chickens are Cornish Cross, just like everyone else. If it tastes better, it's probably fed better. [​IMG]
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Well I knew they were pretty large scale, but I was happily surprised at the taste. I dug into a leg to try it before dinner, and I don't like dark meat really. I almost ate the whole thing!
     
  4. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greyfield's only sells at the Puget Island Market, and his birds are clearly marked with his name. They are yummy!
     

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