Has anyone heard of vanta chickens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jessica32, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. jessica32

    jessica32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in my first year of raising meat chickens. Recently I was talking to a co-worker who used to raise chickens several years ago. She said she raised ISA browns for eggs and vanta ( spelling could be wrong) chickens for meat. I have never heard of vanta chickens before. She said she bought them from an amish family and that they were good meat birds that didn't have the problems that cornish x do. I raised black broilers to avoid problems but, still had issues with lameness. Has anyone heard of a vanta chicken?
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe they meant vantress?
     
  3. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That Vantress breed looks interesting. Does anyone know where you can get them?
     
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i believe that townline hatchery has a vantress X possibly?
     
  5. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. jessica32

    jessica32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bet she meant vantress and I heard vantras.[​IMG] Has anyone had experience with raising them? I am looking for a good sized bird that I don't feel bad about raising. How long does it take to get them to a good size? Has anyone noticed heart or leg problems with them etc.?
     
  8. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunately i have never raised that variety of broiler so i can't help ya there!

    heck.... vantras/vantress WE knew what you meant! [​IMG]
     
  9. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is your basic Cornish Rock Cross meat bird that is the industry standard and raised by a lot of the meat bird folks on this forum.

    With all the attendant strengths and weaknesses.
     
  10. le neige homme

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    Quote:Well that's not really being very "sustainable" now, is it? [​IMG]
     

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