Best chickens for meat? And meat bird tips please!

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pandora

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Best chickens for meat? And meat bird tips please!
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:21 »
I keep a variety of hens for eggs, a few pure breds for egg colour (araucanas, marans, wyandottes) and a few hybrids for egg regularity. They are all looked after by the fabulous Mummy's Boy, my cuckoo maran cockerel.

I'd like to branch out into keeping chickens for meat. I know a few people here have done this. What is a good breed for this, and does anyone have any tips and essential knowledge for someone starting out? I plan on going on a course which is held near me on preparing a bird for eating, so I know what to do with it once I've fed them up!

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Best chickens for meat? And meat bird tips please!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 13:16 »
Hi
There are two very good hybrid breeds available which have different merits but are very good, namely Ross Cobbs and Sassos.
If you want a pure bred meat bird that still performs well, then there's a breed called Ixworths.

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Best chickens for meat? And meat bird tips please!
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 19:53 »
We are going for sasso's...ain't we Bodge?? :D

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Best chickens for meat? And meat bird tips please!
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 22:31 »
JA 757's egg to table in anything from 2 to 5 months.
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