I previously wrote about my dislike for Cornish cross meat birds. This year, we are raising 25 Buff Orpingtoncockerels for our freezer. We may hold back a rooster for our egg laying flock. I imagine we could hatch out a good table bird by crossing a Buff Orpingtonroo to a Speckled Sussex hen.
Mr. HH is finishing up our chicken tractor.
Birds- Currently known as "chicken nuggets"
Now, these guys won't get as big as a Cornish cross, but they also won't cost us as much in feed. They already get a good helping of grass clippings, and love them. They take a bit longer to grow out, but they taste so great, it's worth the wait.