We want to supply the best food for our family on the homestead but which one should you choose? If you are not going the route of having a rooster in order to have baby chickens then buying from a hatchery might be the way to go.
Things to consider when choosing a meat breed.
- Cost of feeding them
- How many weeks until processing
- What will be their weight at processing time
Below is a chart of some of the more popular meat chickens and how long it would take to raise them for meat.
To learn more about different breeds you can click here to read an article on kitchen how.com website. One series to watch is from Living Traditions Homestead on youtube. They are raising Freedom Rangers and Cornish Cross side and letting their viewers know about costs, behaviors and several other factors.