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Hi everybody my first post on this forum, I no its early in to year to be looking but no harm in asking. I keep chicken's for egg three nearly four years this year I want to raise them for meat was thinking to get at least seventy chicks as I wish to have a minimum of fifty two to butcher. I've looked in to Cornish cross but I like the sound of La bresse, or if any one can suggest a different breed and were to source them, also advice of feeding them organic and any advice such as cost etc will be greatly appreciated
Thanks Bar

Location: Waterford

Bar
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

L bresse meat is supposed to be fantastic
I've never tasted it though.
You will see them advertised here and on donedeal later into year I'm sure

jjsuper
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Look out on done deal once January is over.

There's a guy who sells hatching eggs each year for 1 per egg. I think he was based near Watergrasshill Co.Cork

I hatched 15 chicks myself 2 years ago from his eggs and last year hatched eggs from my own Le Bresse chickens but need a different bloodline rooster, so I'm looking too.

Keep an eye out on done deal

Serb
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

I kept them until the Pine Marten dropped in for lunch one day.

Definitely a bit faster growing compared to traditonal breeds, depending though on your line! they do get good and big.

What you have read about them online and their meat however is tbh as much abou their feeding techniques as the bird. Yes they grow faster but nothing near a commercial level. However for the last couple of weeks in France they are put into confined areas and fed on a whey and corn meal diet to put on a yellow colour and fat level.

Id love to get a hold of some and as others said theres a guy has a flock in the midlands I believe too.

christor
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Thanks jjsuper I'll keep a eye on dd,

Serb I had that gentlemen number before but I displaced it !!! I'll try get hold of him again but if I find separate blood line I'll notifie you, did you raise for meat?

Hi christor that's unfortunate about the pine martin !! I watched a documentary showing how they finish l bresse in France even tho they get great results I feel its a bit undignified for them, I hope I can get great results feeding them organic starter plenty of veg and put them in a nice chicken tractor do they can get loads of bug n creepy crawlies

Bar
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

The faverolle might be worth considering. A faverolle was the origional french broiler before actual broilers and are easy to fatten. The hens are good layers aswell they are very nice looking birds and easy to tame. Also check out the breeders directory on this site. For la bresse
http://www.irishfowl.com/irish-poultry-breeders.php?q=bresse...

roostercroweburn
Thursday, January 9th, 2020

The faverolle is also sex linked , so can be sexed when hatched.

Desy
Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Ah thanks roostercroweburn wasn't sure how to directory, I'll contact the breeders and check out the faverolle might even try half of each,thanks for info desy

Bar
Thursday, January 9th, 2020

I forgot to mention the ixworth.It was bred to be a High quality ,fast growing meat bird with good laying capabilities that freeranges well, in other words,an excellent dual purpose breed.I have kept ixworth before and and can say it is an excellent meat breed .If I could find some I would definately keep them again. so If you come accross some ixworth get them. I can't praise this breed enough for what you want to do........Might be even the perfect fit.

roostercroweburn
Friday, January 10th, 2020

Here is a link for more info
https://www.rarepoultrysociety.com/ixworth.html

roostercroweburn
Friday, January 10th, 2020

You got me thinking that crossing the ixworth and la bresse would be a fantastic cross because the meat quality is comparable and would reduce the size of the wattles and comb on the la bresse which to me is good for the la bresse. It would make them more winter hardy and still an excellent meat bird

roostercroweburn
Friday, January 10th, 2020

The biggest issue with any of the traditional breeds is they havent been bred for meat probably, so most birds are either for show or culling was never done to retain the qualities of a good meat bird.

Some of the La Bresse I had were so so. Their egg laying is to be desired if Im honest and even after 2 batches it was he same issue, probably lakc of bloodlines or just the breed.

I looked at faverolles and alot were bantams or bred for show, nothing near the size thatd be worth trying to put meat on.

if you get anything sorted let me know. I hope to start up again this coming year with a good meat bird but might try an get some commericla blood into them

christor
Friday, January 10th, 2020


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