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Cornish Cross vs Red Ranger Meat Birds

Before we started raising chickens, I never realized that there were different types of them. To me a chicken was a chicken, whether it laid eggs or was used for meat, I figured they were all the same. It wasn’t until I started doing research on the different types that I learned the differences between meat birds and layers. Even then, I still didn’t really believe there would be that much difference between the two when it came to using them for meat. It wasn’t until we tried butchering a couple of laying breed roosters along with some meat birds that I finally realized the difference.

The layer breed turned out rubbery and tough… so rubbery in fact; it was almost rubberier than a rubber chicken, if you can imagine that…


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