What breed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shangri-lafarms, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year, I started a flock of RIR's for meat and eggs, to my dissappointment most of the meat was very tough, and so this year I am keeping the RIR hens for eggs and would like advice on the best of the best for meat birds something that doesn't take too long either...Thanks...love everyone's advice [​IMG]
     
  2. Big George

    Big George Out Of The Brooder

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    I had RIR last year too and the meat was not pleasant. I have cornish x rocks this year. I am in love with these birds. One just weighed in at 7.5 lbs at seven weeks. Yes they are slow and yes they do poop a lot.
    But after a whole summer with the RIR last year oly to have thin tough birds this is like heaven. Named some BBQUE and some DELIous. I would not hesitate to do this breed again.
     
  3. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Choose any of the "Cornish Cross" chicks from your favorite hatchery. They will grow fast and efficiently.

    Jim
     
  4. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone [​IMG]
     

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