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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tomstephens, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. tomstephens

    tomstephens Songster

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    My wife and I are considering breeding and raising our own meat birds. What breeds are best for this? How viable is it? How difficult is it? I don't know anything about breeding chickens and I seem to notice most people don't breed them just buy a bunch of day olds. Is there a reason for that?

    Thanks
    Tom
     

  2. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

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    Breeds: Cornish + Rock

    Although you can breed your own meat birds they'll never bee like the cornish X that you get from the hatcheries.

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  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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