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has anyone reared hubbards for the table?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by wcah, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. wcah

    wcah In the Brooder

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    I got 9 Hubbard day olds, 6 weeks ago, iv reared loads of chick before but never a spcific meat chicken. I was lead to believe that these were a slow growing, freeranging bird. But so far, they just sit/lay an eat, they are in a coop in my orchard as i thought they would love the wind falls, but they dont even go out unless i shoo them out, then they walk a few steps an sit an peck the ground, is this normal for this breed of bird?
    What breed of bird do you people tend to rear, just looking for a natural freerange chicken not too big.
     

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