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Freedom Ranger Chicken

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(7 Reviews)


The basics:
The Freedom Ranger Chicken was developed in France in the 1960's to be an alternative broiler / restaurant bird to the Cornish Rock Chicken.

According to the Freedom Ranger Hatchery, "Breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breed of chicken and was developed in the early 1960’s to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farm production models (alternative) all across Europe and also by small pastured poultry producers in search of a traditionally raised farm chicken - just like the "oldies", healthy and with a succulent flavor and texture."

"Since our Freedom Ranger Broilers are a slower growing breed, they are naturally better suited to the higher welfare and all true natural rearing systems (full pasturing, free range, organic, certified, backyard etc.…). In the United States most modern poultry industrial production models use fast growing breeds (hybrid white synthetic Cornish crosses)."

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Varies amongst each individual.
Uses: Meat
Weight: 4 - 5 lbs at market weight
Personality: Calm and lazy
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg Production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

wonderful

carcass weight, best meat quality, taste, broiler breed, great foragers

interesting

low losses, goodsized breasts

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