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Home  >  Livestock & Pasture  >   Meat Chicken Breeds for Pastured Production (Summary)

Meat Chicken Breeds for Pastured Production


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By Anne Fanatico and Betsy Connor

Published 2010

Updated 2010

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12 pages


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Introduction

While most pastured poultry producers in North America raise the same fast-growing Cornish-and-White-Rock-cross broilers used in conventional confi ned production, many producers are interested in alternative genetic types that may be more suitable for outdoor production or for niche markets. This publication provides information on the Cornish-Rock crosses in outdoor production, discusses several slower-growing breeds and provides information on hatcheries that offer these alternative breeds.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Genetics and commercial availability of Cornish and other meat breed birds
Producer preferences
The importance of access to chicks
Other decision factors
Beyond Cornish crosses
Considerations
References
Further resources
Appendix I: Pastured poultry budget comparison

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