best/easyest homemade mixes for meat birds??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by naightengale, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so ive seen lots and lots of "this breed is great"..."no this breed is best"... "this cross is best"
    for a self sustaining flock of meat birds. (i am NOT going to order chicks to kill them in 8 weeks!!)
    which breed is best..or which breeds are best to mix...
    ive herd lots of reviews on the cornish cross/ cornish rock birds.. but im not finding alot of people who actually have say a cornish rooster and a bunch of rock hens.....
    i have several differnt breeds already (layers and DP) and i am willing to get yet more breeds if i need to but would love it if i accidentally have something already thats good to work with.
     
  2. You are asking a question that will lead to a personal preference. So expect varied answers.

    White Rocks (not crosses) are a great meat bird that are sustainable. [​IMG]
    Barred Rocks also.
    Black Australorps can be used for meat birds and also are FANTASTIC LAYERS. Big birds
    RIR have been used for DP for a long time now and are still a wonderful choice.
    Cornish. NOT Crosses are a good meat bird if you like a smaller carcass.
    You could also include Orpingtons. Great meat bird but they do tend to eat a lot.

    Wish ya the best on your endeavors.
     

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