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What is the best meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kjxoxo1, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. kjxoxo1

    kjxoxo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just read about poulet or chicken rangers. In your opinion ( I'm aa newbie) what is the best tasting meat bird that can be raaised and butchered in 8-10 weeks? Thanks bunches in advance for responses. Aall opinions welcomed!! Plus please add where you purchase. Thanks!
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    For a good sized bird in 8 weeks, I don't think the cornish cross can be beat, though I do admit that I haven't tried raising freedom rangers. I have raised red broilers and didn't care for them as they took a much longer time to get to size and I had a bunch of crowing cockerels to deal with weeks before they were big enough to process.
     
  3. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish x is probably the only choice for a big carcass in 8-10 weeks. That is all I grow to eat.

    Darin
     
  4. kjxoxo1

    kjxoxo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your responses.......I've raised my first ones (Cornishx) and now I'm wondering as well do I need to invest in a plucking machine? We will raise our own chickens to eat.....no more store bought for us!!! That's the goal at least. [​IMG]. I guess I will carry on with the Cornish x.
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    In 8 weeks? Your only options are Cornish Cross chickens or Pekin ducks.
     
  6. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or Coturnix quail or utility pigeons.
     

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