Free Ranger **** Cornish Cross

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Brunty_Farms, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    With all of this talk between the two breeds the last couple of weeks I'm sure there is going to be a lot of people getting both breeds this season... anyone??

    I can't wait to hear the results between the two.
  2. MrGreenJeans

    MrGreenJeans Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    I'm considering a batch of free rangers this season, it will be my first experience with meat birds. I have to take measurements for the lawn that I'll be using (I'm in the city) which will tell me a tractor size which will tell me how many birds I can raise. So....I may be looking to split an order, but we shall see.

    There has been a ton of good info lately with pro's and cons for both - for me the ultimate decision come down to: altitude. I'm at ~6000ft so I'd rather error on the side of caution with my first meat bird experience. I can see what other Colorado folks have luck with, but at the moment I'm pretty much banking on the ranger.
  3. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2007
    Mt. Pleasant,NC
    I am going to get both breeds this year and see which ones i like better,but i plan on raising about 1000 cornishX and about 150 rangers.

  4. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    Quote:I can't either.I hope after this season we see more particapation in the meat bird section.When the Freedom Rangers first became popular in the summer of 2007 there was many people ordering but very few shared their results.I hope we get more posts this season.
    It's great to see so many people raising their own chicken.It's probably the closest we'll get to sharing the past with our ansestors. Will
  5. Machine gun hand

    Machine gun hand Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cascade foot hills wa
    If I can work out my scedual with work and prep for my wife being up set with my poltry endevers I hope to raise both this spring/summer! Ill post pics of there progress and all the cyotes/neghbors dogs I shoot. Chicken and dog coats life doent get any better than that!
  6. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    I think that I'm gonna do a batch of Cornish X's first an then some freedom rangers after that. I was really pleased with the cornish we did last year.

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