[Homestead] Chicken Breeds
lurine at softcom.net
Sat Nov 8 13:04:12 EST 2008
A good friend raises them and LOVES them. Says they are the best all around
chicken there is and REAL good eating.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Walton" <waltonrp at gmail.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 5:34 AM
Subject: [Homestead] Chicken Breeds
> Has anyone kept Delaware chickens? I'm interested in whether they are
> reliable layers.
> I've got mutts right now, some Rhode Island, Marans, Buff Orpington
> and White Rocks. The offspring are coming in. I've managed to weed out
> the mistake breeds (Brown Leghorns, Blue Eggers), they are too small
> for my taste when it comes time to dress them out. I'm fine with
> But... I am thinking about getting some Delawares this spring because
> they were developed as a pre cornish cross broiler. I don't find much
> information on line, just that they grow quickly and the white
> feathers make dressing them easier. White rocks would be another
> I've decided that cornish cross broilers may not be feasable anymore.
> One issue is the cost of feed. While I'm fine with the mutt chickens,
> while I have the opportunity to do so, getting some good bloodlines
> here might be a good idea.
> I have not bought chicken or eggs in 3 years and don't want to start
> anytime soon. I still can raise broilers less than it would cost to
> buy organic, free range chickens, and my home grown are cleaner, but
> the cost is not justifying another year of them.
> Rob - Va
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