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Selecting ChickensFree Range Rooster (C) Rivers Critters Ranch LLC

Are you thinking about raising chickens?

Layers - There are many breeds of laying chickens. They will begin to produce about 20 weeks of age and will continue to lay for three to six years.  Some breeds lay white eggs, others brown eggs and a couple of breeds lay colored eggs.

Meat Production Breeds - Also known as broiler chickens or free range chickens.  If you are thinking about raising chickens for meat, the Cornish Rock cross is the meat production bird.  They are typically ready to butcher in eight weeks.   An alternative to the Cornish Rock Cross is the Freedom Ranger.

Dual Purpose Breeds - These birds are a compromise between Layers and Meat Production birds.  They will begin laying at around 20 weeks of age and ready to be butchered at about 24 weeks.  

If you need help selecting a breed of chicken, please feel free to email or call.  We've listed some of our favorite chicken breeds below.

Buff Orphington

        Originated in England

        Recognized as distinct breed in 1901

        Heritage Breed

        Quiet, kind, sweet disposition.

        Approximately 240 Brown Eggs per year

        Can be used for meat and eggs (not as plump as the Cornish Cross).

        Will set nests

        Approximate weights Hens 7.5 pounds, Roosters 9.5 pounds

Black Australorp

        Originated in Australia

        Recognized as a distinct breed in 1929

        Heritage Breed

        Approximately 240 Brown Eggs per year

        Thin birds and not recommended to raise for meat birds.

        Approximate weights  - Hens 6 pounds, Roosters 8 pounds

 

Barred Plymouth Rock

        Originated in the United States

        Recognized as a breed in 1874

        Heritage Breed

        Approximately 240 brown eggs a year

        Can be used for meat and eggs (not as plump as the Cornish Cross).

        Approximate weights Hen 7 pounds, Roosters 9 pounds  


Rhode Island Red

        Originated in the United States

        Recognized as a breed in 1904

        Heritage Breed

        Approximately 240 brown eggs a year

        Thin birds and not recommended to raise for meat birds.

        Approximate weights Hens 7 pounds, Rooster 9 pounds

Production Red

        Originated in the United States

        Approximately 240 brown eggs a year

        Approximate weights Hens 7 pounds, Roosters 9 pounds

 

* Due to market and fuel prices the cost of organic feed fluctuates. Please call 952-467-3209 for current prices. Prices subject to change without notice.
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