European Freedom Rangers?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Sarah Gula, May 31, 2017.

  1. Sarah Gula

    Sarah Gula New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I recently moved to Europe--to Ukraine, specifically. Question--what would be a comparable European breed to the American Freedom Ranger? I've searched the Internet, but can't seem to find anything on the subject. Basically, I want a broiler that can free range to a good extent and still have good feed/meat conversion, without taking forever and a day to reach a decent processing weight. Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Dave C

    Dave C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have Sasso which are a French company breeding for the Label Rouge market, which is basically free range broiler chicken.
    There is also Hubbard.

    I would say the Sasso have more choice http://www.sasso.fr/sasso-breeders-of-red-label-chicken.html

    I kept some back last year with the fittest cockerels and have bred them this year with good results.
     
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  3. Sophocles

    Sophocles Out Of The Brooder

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    An alternative is the Rowan Ranger from Aviagen. Their site seems to indicate they have distributors in Ukraine.
     

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