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Best meat and egg laying birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by showgirl275, May 18, 2017.

  1. showgirl275

    showgirl275 Just Hatched

    May 1, 2017
    Hi, im new to chickens and i like the idea of doing cornish cross broilers but i would also like to know if there is a pure breed that u can rebreed to make your own meat birds
  2. BlueShadow

    BlueShadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2015
    Any breed can be butchered for meat. The question is if the feed:meat ratio is efficient for that breed or not.

    Some pure breeds that produce meat in a reasonable length of time include Rocks (White Rock probably the most popular color), Delaware, New Hampshire, even Rhode Island Red. Brahma and Cochins are very large breeds but they grow a bit more slowly. But honestly, you could pick any breed you want.

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