Broiler Chicken to keep eggs fertile

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thekid, May 25, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These broilers are a result of crossbreeding two different chickens, the Cornish and Plymouth rocks. This results in somthing called hybrid vigor, where the offspring get the best traits from either side, and grow much more vigorously then either parent. If you were to breed males to females, you probably wouldn't get chickens quite like your broiler stock, as well as they wouldn't grow the same.

    Also, sometimes larger chickens have fertility issues, and I suspect that these would need some help breeding, much like the BBB turkeys.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even when they aren't butchered Cornish Xs seldom make it to sexual maturity, usually dieing of heart failure and other fast growth causes. If they do make it to sexual maturity, they can't breed naturally, they need to be artificially insemenated.
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok what about freedom ranger chicks I'm talking like regular hen to a freedom ranger rooster
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    please and sorry for all the stupid questions i just thought they might be a little different
     
  6. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Googling freedrom rangers, this is what I found about them being able to procreate. The people made it sound like they couldn't do it.

    http://www.avianaquamiser.com/posts/Freedom_Ranger/

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    chicken that is a hybrid is a mutt, though a mutt with good traits. You don't know exactly what you'll get with breeding them to each other or other birds, except with trial and error. Any of the heavy hybrids made specifically for meat consumption aren't made for longevity or egg laying, and I would expect them to just eat and eat until they get so fat they die.

    Perhaps you want to look into an actual breed of chicken, if breeding your own stock is what you really want. Or, you could buy the parent stock for making your own Cornish Crosses.
     
  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    darn i was hoping that i could get a type of meat bird that could breed with regualar hens to create some kind of my homemade way to make a good laying/ meat bird i know meyer sells their extra males for meat birds... i will email j and m i think that is the place to see how they do it lol Thankyou [​IMG] - Brian
     

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