My Colored Ranger ~vs~ X-rock Experience

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Salt and Light, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've raised 3 batches of Cornish X-rocks. I am currently 5 weeks into my 1st batch of Rangers from J.M. Hatchery.

    Hands down, the Colored Rangers are much more enjoyable to raise. They really do range MUCH more than the X-rocks. Despite having free range access, the x-rocks spent way too much time in the coop and were filthy nasty birds.

    The Rangers are definitely slower to develop and it seems like they eat a ton of food, but for ME, they are proving to be the better choice.

    Just thought I would share my experience in case anyone was considering Colored Rangers.
     
  2. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine at TWO tons. [​IMG]

    But seriously, I had a very positive experience with them. I cut up some of them last week, and we ate some legs and thighs last night. They were oven-fried. The taste was incredible, but the legs are definitely a bit harder to eat. For me, that's a non-issue, however. I don't mind a bit of extra chewing if it tastes that good.[​IMG]

    I plan to raise them again, but I will also certainly be doing the cornish cross as well.
     
  3. Kansas Chicken Mama

    Kansas Chicken Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm planning on trying Rangers next, I'm not liking the Cornish xs and Cornish Rocks I'm currently raising.
     

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