BackYard Chickens. Most Liked Posts. Feb 13, Post 1 of I'm ordering barred rock for eggs this spring and was wondering if they make good meat birds. I'm hoping just to process only a small amount of chickens this year to start but want barred rock for my egg layers,it's cheaper just to order one type of bird. Feb 13, Post 2 of Well if you havnt ordered yet I would go for white rocks,Im pretty sure they lay the same amount of eggs but the carcass looks nicer when dressed out.
Feb 13, Post 3 of Yup, they are your classic dual purpose bird. If you are not in a super hurry to process and fill your freezer, they should work out just fine for your needs. Feb 14, Last Time We Spoke - Eels - Blinking Lights And Other Revelations 4 of I'm ordering barred rocks as well as buff orpingtons for both purposes as well.
Does ayone hav e any experiences raising either of these breeds for meat as well as eggs? Feb 14, Post 5 of We Sparrow - Rainsun Song / Im Coming Back butchered barred rocks for meat. We have been very pleased with them. We raised the roosters to about Intro - Dust Noise - Live At Sliced Punks On Meat Hooks months old. You get a really nice size carcass that way. I have never Psycho Phone - Various - Essential Guide - Hard House Vol 03 any difference whatsoever in skin color or feather color in the birds we have butchered, other than silkies having black skin, the finished carcasses all look about the same.
If you pluck any breed at the wrong time of feather development, it will be a painbut the white still have those feathers, Intro - Dust Noise - Live At Sliced Punks On Meat Hooks not so visible. Trial and errorfigure out the timing depending on what you raise. The rock roos don't have the huge breasts of a cornish x, but, they do have huge, long legs with a lot of good meat. The legs are all dense, finely grained, dark meat. The breast is typical Intro - Dust Noise - Live At Sliced Punks On Meat Hooks breast meat, just smaller.
We have never considered our birds to be tough, they have a different texture than a cornish x, but it's not chewy or bad. There is way more flavor in my opinion, real chicken flavor. I should add that all birds we prepare are cold aged, then brined, and slow roasted We have a new batch of rock roos in the brooder right now, with more coming next week I will never raise the cornish cross, I have seen them, and I can't stand them.
Abominations, pure and simple. Rocks are great birds. Feb 14, Post 6 of Quote:They should both be good for your needs. The orpingtons would be only moderate layers, but very calm and good setters. Plus you have one more benefit. The Orpington male is classified as a red male in the book,"sexing of all fowl" and you can put one of them with your BR hens to produce sex-links Feb 14, Post 7 of Personally, I do not care one way or the other about color, only flavor!!
Feb 14, Post 8 of We have both and for meat, I prefer the orpingtons because there's more to them. The barred rocks are better layers but either way you can't go wrong. The orpingtons have whiter skin, the rocks are more yellow but there's no difference in taste. Feb 15, Post 9 of I raised barred rocks for meat over the winter, the cockerels dressed out at lbs in weeks.
Feed them broiler or gamebird food. I think better quality birds rather than cheap hatchery stock would probably do better and one of my planned projects is to work with a rock that's an actual dual purpose rock as opposed to the egg-layer production rocks that everyone sells now.
Why rocks? I just like rocks. Feb 15, Post 10 of I've decided to get barred rock and a few crosses, I figured I'll butcher some and keep some for eggs. The hatchery I am ordering from has very few pure bred chicks to choose from but since I'm not a breeder just a 幻想交響曲 作品14 第5楽章 <サバトの夜の夢> - Various - 映画の中のクラシック 2 / Classical Music On Movie it really doean't matter too much.
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