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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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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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January is National Soup Month, Here’s a Few Meyer Hatchery Favorites

January… When I think of January, I think of the new year, cold, snow, winter, hot chocolate, curling up in front of the fireplace… but did you also know that January was National Soup Month? Well, soup certainly is a nice warm contrast to the bitter cold of the outside. In celebration of National Soup Month, you might want to try one of these favorites from the Meyer Hatchery crew.

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Successfully Raising the Jumbo White Cornish Cross Broiler For Your Table

With the recent surge in awareness of how our food reaches our grocery stores and ultimately our tables, many of us choose to raise our own poultry. Today I want to share my learning curve with raising the Jumbo White Cornish Cross broiler from Meyer Hatchery. I’ve been raising White Broilers for approximately 6 years. Over that time, I’ve learned

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