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What to buy?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cristy17, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. cristy17

    cristy17 Songster

    I'm thinking of ordering several chicks to raise just for the meat. It doesn't matter what they look like or how fast they develop. What would be a good breed to buy for "dinner chickens"?
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    The cornish x or the freedom rangers would both make great dinner chickens.

    The cornish are ready in 6-8 weeks and the freedom rangers are ready in 10-12 weeks.

    The cornish are known for their fast growth rate and tenderness. The Freedom Rangers are known for their ability to forage better with a little bit of a "stronger" chicken flavor.

    Both taste fantastic in my opinion. It really depends on how you cook them.
  3. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Cornish X's are closest to what you'd be used to in regular store bought chicken.

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