Our regular processor wasn’t available and our roosters had to go. We had to learn how to butcher a chicken for ourselves, and that was a scary thing the first time. But, we pulled up our big kid pants and got to work. The rooster was beautiful, yes. Irritating as all get out! All day […]
Last year we raised 15 Cornish Cross meat chickens. I’ll admit, butchering day was tough, but those were the best tasted, totally organic chickens I’ve ever eaten. So this year we decided to up how many we raised. Then Mom asked me to raise a few for them. So this year we’re raising 40 Red […]
Raising meat chickens in the city can be a quick and easy way to provide some meat for yourself even in the city. Cornish cross grow quickly, but they are traditionally raised on a grain based diet. Many people prefer pastured meat chickens (myself included). There are heritage breeds that are better at foraging on […]
Raising meat chickens is rewarding – and an easy way to have a years worth of meat with minimal work. In this podcast, you’ll learn what breeds to raise, how to handle the emotions, and the one tool you absolutely must have.
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.
Raising meat birds is one way to be assured of the quality of chicken you are feeding your family. Our family raises 150 meat birds each year, and we will can and freeze the meat to eat throughout the rest of the year. Our personal favorite meat bird variety is the Cornish Cross.