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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

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    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
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  2. BlueShadow

    BlueShadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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