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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:39 pm 
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hi guys,
im wondering about everyones opinions on what breeds of chooks are the yummiest to eat,
ive butchered a few of my young cockrels so far, but they were quite tough.
they were wyandotte, isa cross and RIR. they were what we hatched last year and their crowing drove me and my neighbours nuts, and i couldnt give them away, therefore we ate them.
we havnt eaten any of the girls yet, as we dont have that many chooks and my girls are the ones who give us eggs.

id like to breed chooks for meat, and need to know the best breeds to raise,
then i need to convince the kids they really dont need their cubby house anymore,
and then i need to think of a plan of attack to convince hubby to move said cubby house, to an unused area of the yard, get it chicken proof, and not freak out about more chooks. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:39 am 
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For our meat chickens i'm working on a Light Sussex x Indian game x Dorking, however the Sussex just on their own make a good eating bird and the ladies do lay a fair few eggs! :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:55 am 
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Hi Tang if you do a search through the search facility provided by BYP you will find MANY topics on this very same subject.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Goodness this has been asked a lot recently!! It must be indicative of something :)

Try:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7991987
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7991822
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7991680
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7985804
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7987725 specifically discusses speed of maturation.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7989563 might also be helpful in determining how many chooks you need to be self-sufficient in meat over a year.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7991565 compares home-raised commercial meat chicks with home-raised purebred chicks in terms of feeding, eating, dressing out, etc

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:05 pm 
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cool, thanks :thumbs:


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