Meat birds are a cornerstone of any sustainable backyard farming venture. Consider raising your own chickens, muscovy ducks or turkeys to fill your freezer with home-grown protein in only a few month’s effort.
Cornish cross, Freedom Rangers and other broiler breeds are all available for special order, but special orders must meet the 25 chick minimum. For less than 25 birds, the following schedule is our expected arrival dates for our store orders. Call us for more information, or to schedule your order.
Ready for processing in only eight weeks, Cornish Cross are a favorite among folks who raise meat birds. Large-breasted and tender, Cornish Cross are the number one meat bird raised in America.
Cornish Cross and Freedom Rangers
March 25th 100 Cornish Rock Cross
May 6th 50 Cornish Rock Cross
June 5th 50 Cornish Rock Cross
July 24th 25 Cornish Rock Cross
Freedom Rangers are a meat bird hybrid, that pastures well and grows quickly. Though they are a smaller fryer at eight weeks, their slower growth makes them less likely to succumb to mobility issues and flipping. Their ranging nature makes for flavorful, dark meat.
March 25th 50 Freedom Rangers
May 6th 50 Freedom Rangers
July 24th 50 Freedom Rangers
Broad-Breasted Bronze are your fast-growing bronze variety Thanksgiving Turkey.
April 13th 15 Bourbon Red Turkeys, 15 Blue Slate Turkeys
April 27th 15 Eastern Wild Turkeys, 15 Midget White Turkeys
May 11th 15 Royal Palm Turkeys, 15 Narragansett Turkeys
May 25th 15 Bourbon Red Turkeys, 15 Blue Slate Turkeys
June 8th 15 Eastern Wild Turkeys, 15 Midget White Turkeys
Muscovies, (or Musco Ducks) are named for their voracious appetite for mosquitoes. Their insect-hunting ability, and their quiet, quackless demeanor makes them an excellent addition to any backyard flock. Mommy Muscovies can hatch out three clutches of eggs each year, and these ducks are ready for processing in 20 weeks. The meat is similar to Sirloin steak, and is extremely lean, making excellent burger, roasts and more.