Does anyone have any recommendations on heritage lines of meat stock? We are looking into breeding chickens to be a little more self sufficient and currently have hatchery stock that is just not cutting it.
Yeah I was curious to know if anyone knew any breeder that they would recommend, rather than the breed the bloodline is important as I'm learning from my hatchery birds that all look like a bunch of leghorns...My gist of things (from uneducated view) is that most of the same ‘breeds’ your seeing listed as heritage from hatchery stock are the right name, just have to find someone who hasn’t sold out to production and has focused attention on the things that made them dual purpose birds in the first place. So it comes down to blood lines in my opinion. My eyes are on Delaware and Bielefelder. I’ve often thought about getting a Cornish hen or two. And then hatching cross breed chicks twice a year or so.