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Cornish Rock Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Hen brooding behavior

4/5

Foraging ability

2/5

Tolerance for heat

2/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

5/5

Egg quantity

2/5

Large eggs

N/A

Colorful eggs

N/A

Good for a small free range commercial operation

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Posted Sep 03, 2017

I've raised nearly a thousand of these guys (and gals), and I'll tell you...despite the challenges of raising them (high death rate, not very hardy, prone to heart attacks), the quality of their meat is just incomparable! I had birds that reached 9 lbs DRESSED, and the meat was not too tough or chewy to eat! If you take care to make their environment safe, with clean food, water, and fresh forage, they will provide you with meat for your freezer, and also be a very profitable commercial operation, with prices topping $5-6 per lb, and expenses about half of that. Even raising 50 for yourself is not too tough a challenge!

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