Freedom Rangers

 

100_6486We are raising meat birds for our first time this year.  We’ve started with 52 Freedom Rangers (the two extra chicks that were sent made it, yay!).  We chose the Freedom Ranger variety over the standard white Cornish Cross because they are said to be better at grazing and foraging.  They grow at a slower rate, but seem like the healthier choice.  We haven’t experienced it first hand, but have read that the Cornish Cross chickens often have leg problems by the time they are 8 weeks old as their bodies grow so quickly.  Since we will not be slaughtering our Freedom Rangers until they are 11 or 12 weeks old, we will probably be spending more on grain because of the extra time, even though they are getting some of their diet from the pasture.

The Freedom Rangers are being fed organic grain, veggies and sprouts from the farm, and whatever they find to eat as they roam around during the day.  We still have a few chickens available.  They will be slaughtered in October.  Contact us if you’d like to reserve some birds.  We are selling them at $5/lb.

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2 Responses to Freedom Rangers

  1. Pam Kennedy says:

    I am interested in getting a couple. We will be away from about 10/11 through 10/25 or so – do you have a tentative processing date? Pam

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    • We need to make an appointment with the mobile slaughter guy, so I’m not sure of a date, but it will probably be the 3rd or 4th week of October. If you are away, we could hold some in the freezer for you. What is the best way to contact you?

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