Monthly Archives: February 2018

Raising Ranger Meat Chickens

Until this last summer, I had only raised White Cornish cross broiler chickens. They were familiar, less expensive and grew to butcher weight in a quick 7 weeks. I had always been curious about the Ranger breeds and how they differ in comparison to the Cornish cross. But since they were unfamiliar and priced a bit higher, I had been avoiding them.  This past summer I decided to give them a try and I was extremely impressed.

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Update On the Deep Litter Method for Coop Cleaning and Maintenance

Hello Meyer Hatchery fans! It’s been 6 months since I wrote about my experience using the Deep Litter Method for maintaining my coop, so I thought it was time to give you an update on how the method is working out for me now that winter is happening here in central Ohio. First, here’s a little background on my coop

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The Benefits of Raising Female Jumbo White Cornish Cross Broilers

For this coming season, I have chosen to raise female white broilers instead of strictly males or straight run (a mix of both males and females) for a couple of reasons. Probably the biggest reason for me is that the females will grow at a slightly slower rate of gain and finish out at a smaller processed weight than the males. I sell our broilers directly to local consumers. Their feedback and the consensus is that a 2.5-4 pound bird is what they prefer.

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