Acquired: Bred animal myself
Posted Oct 04, 2013
If you are looking for meat chickens, the Delaware, in my opinion, is the right chicken to choose. The males grow to between eight and nine pounds nad the females grow to between six and seven pounds. They easily adjust to temperature changes and are very sparing on food.
Not only are the females great for meat chickens, they also lay jumbo eggs, which are great in the winter when some chickens try to hold off on laying.
Because of their temperament, they are easy to keep around kids and dogs. They are not an aggressive breed and are fairly calm, as far as chickens go.
Because of their size, they have really tender flesh and when they are used for meat, they have very meaty breasts and wings.
If you are looking for meat chickens, I highly recommend this breed.