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
    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 Songster

    May 22, 2007
    St. Johns, Michigan
    Draper Valley Farms is the producer of the "Ranger" brand. I found this link via some Googling, which sounds good:

    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: 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
    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 Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    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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