Almost everyone who raises chickens for meat chooses Cornish cross, because they mature quickly with great feed conversion. A second popular choice is red rangers or freedom rangers. As an experiment, this year we raised an assortment of heritage meat chickens to see how they compare.
While the birds were beautiful and fun to watch, we’ll be switching back to Cornish rocks or freedom rangers next year. I’ll explain why we decided to raise heritage meat chickens, and why we’re likely only doing it once….