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Slow Broiler or Fast Broiler

When it comes to raising meat birds we have noticed that most prefer the fast growing Cornish Cross broiler, but the demand for a slower growing meat bird is getting higher and higher.


The Cornish Cross have an outstanding grow out and are harvested at just eight weeks of age. They are typically 5-10lbs depending on the actual age and sex of the bird harvested. The slower growing red broiler that we offer for sale is harvested at 12 weeks of age and weigh around 5lbs.


Both broilers have pros and cons. Cornish sometimes have leg and heart problems, but grow out very fast. Red Broilers tend to grow slower, but usually do not have any health problems.


When it comes to raising meat birds, what is your preference? Please comment below and share your thoughts!

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