I am trying to find information on which chickens make the best meat bird.
After trawling the internet for many hours people suggest Hubbard or Ross Cobb but nobody seems to know where to get any from.
Can Anyone Point Me In The Right Direction
I want to purchase a dozen hatching eggs if anyone can help please let me know.
Kennelmh - I'd love to try Ixworth but I have read reports that the breed suffer from poor fertility which may explain why they fell from favour. I've got a couple of Mr Appleyards ducks for breeding this spring if his Ixworth are anything like his ducks then I would be pleased.
They make lovely meat birds, very tasty and plenty of meat but are slow growing so as long as you are not in a rush they are fine. They also free range well and finish well on corn.
I have also had birds specifically for meat and they grow much quicker so I guess its purely down to individuals needs.