Meat Birds!!?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by hopef, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. hopef

    hopef New Egg

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    We have decided on the Americauna for our eggs..but in everyone's opinion what is the best meat breed to have and to be able to continue to hatch off of them??
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I would try Pioneer. They wouldn't breed true, but they are a nice meaty bird, good layer, without the myriad of problems that plague the CXR.
     
  3. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why settle for a 2nd or 3rd rate chicken when one can raise the CornishX ...the Gold Standard of the meat birds AND at a much less cost. So what if one can't " breed one's own " as it costs much more to keep and feed the breeders than buying the meaty and raising them for only 6-8 weeks instead of months and still being able to harvest more meat at less cost. [​IMG]
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm glad there's room for everyone's preference when it comes to raising egg and meat birds.
     
  5. Kildare49

    Kildare49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do both. I do about 2 batches of Cornish x/year, and I also have DP birds.
    I do it because I can....not because I can do it cheaper than the commercial ( meat or eggs ).

    I enjoy & get satisfaction from it. Heck if I quit deer hunting...imagine all the beef & pork I could buy with that money.
     

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