What is the real difference between a cornish cross meat chicken and a dual purpose chicken that can be used for both eggs and meat? Let Kevin show you. He gives a detailed comparison between a 9 week old cornish cross chicken and a 9 month old dual purpose chicken after processing. He compares each […]
In this video Kevin gives you a final look at the current batch of cornish cross broiler chickens. The chickens have reached the 8 week mark but are still just a little under the desired weight of 6-7 lbs. You will get to see a real life weigh in of the chickens and Kevin discusses […]
Raising free range Cornish Cross or Cornish X chickens, can it be done? The first time I helped process Cornish X meat birds I didn’t eat chicken again for 2 weeks. Not because of the death, plucking or gutting but how they looked and lived in their life. My friend raised them in her backyard […]
It may seem like a good idea to raise your own meat chickens and save some money. Depending on how you choose to raise and feed your birds you may be able to save a little, but there are some other considerations to keep in mind.
We had laying hens for a bit before I wondered if it was possible to raise meat chickens and be more self-reliant, even though we live in the city. We experimented by raising a small batch of Cornish Cross. That first batch definitely had its good points and its bad points. All in all I […]
Step by step we are growing and adding to our homestead. We have wanted to raise our own meat chickens for quite some time now. We planned to implement the pastured poultry method. We would modify and use the chicken tractor that we were given with our third flock of layers. Our raising method would […]