Want to use my broody - what to get?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by GoChick, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody I want to use to raise 10-12 meaties.
    I've "grafted" chicks on her before,shes a good mamma. I would like to get Freedom Rangers, but minimum order is 25 and next available date is Aug 17, so they are out. I don't want Cornish X.

    What should I get instead and where? This is my first time raising meat birds. And we prefer dark meat to breast (another reason I don't want Cornish X).

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  2. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 14 Red Broilers from Ideal and met their minimum purchase requirements.
     
  3. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese are considered as dark meat, you could get some
     
  4. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love geese, but not an option... My hubby would not eat them!

    Ideal is sold out on Red Broilers, but have Black Broilers. Has anybody raised them?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    There are Rosambros and kosher Kings. Those are both fast growing meat chicks
     
  6. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - after your post I did some searches here on BYC and it looks like the KKs have bigger legs - which is what I wanted.

    I found a mention to this hatchery for the KKs - any others? Clearview Stock Farm in PA.

    thanks a lot!!
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck to you! Please let us know how it goes!
     
  8. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck to you! Please let us know how it goes!

    Thanks!! I'll post!
     

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