- Sep 10, 2019
Are Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock and Delaware chickens good to raise for meat?
You've been getting good information but I don't know what you mean by "good to raise for meat"? What are your goals? What are you after?Are Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock and Delaware chickens good to raise for meat?
Looks great!What do you want from your meat birds? Cornish cross give you that "white" meat. Heritage, non corn feed, get a rich darker meat and flavor. My neighbor told me I didn't bleed the bird I gave them enough. She used to raise her own birds as a kid and they corned them heavily as bird feed wasn't really a thing.
This was a Rhode Island Rooster, that had to go.
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And the thighs
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I'm just starting out so am researching into meat breeds. I would make as many pens as needed to get what I'm after.Generations. Breed a lot & cull heavily. How many breeding pens would you operate?
what is your timeline? Quicker to source birds closer to your desired type.