Info on Red Broilers?

Discussion in 'Meat Chickens' started by Artemis_MA, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:43 AM.

  1. Artemis_MA

    Artemis_MA New Member

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    When I ordered my meat chicks at the local feed store, they had a choice of Cornish Cross, Red Broilers and Black Broilers.

    I ordered 9 Red Broilers.

    What breed would these be, exactly? I assume they will take longer to grow out than Cornish Cross, and they'd have a better (to MY taste buds) dark to light meat ratio than those standard supermarket birds, and will have a lesser chance of breaking those leg bones.

    Any tips on raising these fellas up?
     
  2. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    The red broilers would be a hybrid not a breed.
     

  3. Artemis_MA

    Artemis_MA New Member

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    What would they be a hybrid between, or is the answer "it depends"?
     
  4. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    Most likely a Dark Cornish x an egg strain breed.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Super Mod Staff Member

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    Artemis, you actually ordered Buckeye chicks? Why? I don't think I've ever seen that on anyone's order list, but hear they are great chickens.
     
  6. Steinwand

    Steinwand Active Member

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    Idk abt red rangers but I have the latest meat chicken stain not a Cornish cross something else, but they are growing like weeds!!
     
  7. Artemis_MA

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    I liked the write up on the Heritage Conservancy list. That, and if I do end up using this breed as a dual purpose, the thighs are supposed to be quite good.
     
  8. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    Don't expect great egg production from a Buckeye.
     
  9. Artemis_MA

    Artemis_MA New Member

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    Thanks. They should give me some, but not as much as the other ones I want to provide me eggs.