Red Ranger Broiler
Something said on your website was confusing am I buying eggs or live baby meat chickens
This is the newly hatched chicks. We do not sell hatching eggs for the meat birds.
Can you breed these?
They are not recommended for reproduction.
Do redrangers hens set on their eggs?
No, they are not known for setting on their eggs.
how old do chic's need to be to go outside in a tractor in florida
The red rangers can be moved out between 4-6 weeks depending on weather and how feathered they are.
How many eggs a day will they lay once the birds start laying.
The most any breed of chicken can lay per day is 1 egg.
Included in my order of 15 red ranger cockerels were 3 smaller white male chicks. Each bore a red mark on top of their heads. At 7 weeks they are half the size of the red ranger. Can you tell me what extra breed you sent me. thank you, pat jacobs
The large cone works best for heavy meat breeds. But you may be able to use a medium if they are 8-9 weeks old.
Sorry to be repetitive, but I ordered the Red Rangers last year, and have already stuck some eggs in our incubator, not realizing they were hybrids. Now I see you mention that they are not recommended for reproduction. Will any even hatch?
Thank you for your time and response!
They should still hatch. They are just not recommended for reproduction since they are hybrid.
can I mix turkeys and baby chicks in the same shipment to reach the minimum order? thank you.
Sorry, we are unable to ship turkeys and chickens in the same order. They are hatched at different facilities for disease control.
will the red rangers reproduce would they make good heritage chickens?
The are not recommended for reproduction because they are a hybrid.
Awesome Meat!I didn't lose any from my order...butchered them at 7 months and they were HUGE! Meat was fantastic. Like a lot of roosters though, they were aggressive towards hens when reaching about 5 months old...would get on top of the hen clutching it with his feet, plucking at its comb and taking feathers straight out of their backs. They are good foragers as well...cleaned up my front landscaping area which was grown up and eating weed seeds out of the ground. I have no weed pressure anywhere that was mob-grazed by these guys.
We learn from our experiences...Wow! We had purchased chicks from J.M. Hatchery (very pleasant doing business by the way)and received 128 birds from them. Those little guys were amazing-as soon as they were out of the box they began foraging! They definitely live up to their name, "Red/Freedom Rangers."
We LOVED them for how much they acted like "real" chickens, HOWEVER, they did NOT reach their said weight of 4-5lbs.in 12-14 weeks.
IN FACT, it took us a min. of EIGHTEEN WEEKS before they were even 5-6lbs. We could've raised a whole batch of new layer hens and started getting eggs in that same amount of time!!!!
The Red Rangers also ate A LOT, and were by far the most expensive chickens we've ever raised.
Last year, we paid about $15-18 per bird on 89 Cornish Cross (that only took us 11-12 weeks to get at 5-6lbs.), and this year, it costed us $35 per bird raising 99 Red Rangers (the other 29 birds that we had started with died off due to management on ours and the postal services on upon their arrival. We also lost some to a stray dog.)
Other than the cost, the Red Rangers are friendly,active, and crow early (they begin to crow at 9 weeks).
If we could raise them and at least get our money back from them, we would most likely raise them.
However, since this is not the case, we will have to stick with the Cornish Cross.
Allow me to note one more thing- Joel Salatin,one of the most successful farmers, even says that the Red Rangers are so expensive, that he sells them to gourmet restaurants!!!
Red Ranger Broiler