The Red Ranger is bred in the United States and has an outstanding growth and feed conversion rate, great livability and a 70% live to dress weight yield.
The breast meat of this bird is in natural proportion to the leg meat. It has yellow skin, shanks and a beak.
The Red Ranger has strong legs with dark red feathers and black feathered highlights.
If you want a meat bird considered an excellent forager, able to withstand the environment of the free range or natural living. This is your bird!
There are special steps to follow when raising Broiler Chickens (meat birds). In order to avoid bad legs and Ascites problems, we recommend the following steps:
- Restrict access to feed to 10 hours per day for the first 3-4 weeks. Be sure the chicks have adequate feeder space so most of the chicks can eat at the same time.
- Limit protein in ration to 20-22%.
- Limit light to natural day-length or 12 hours (whichever is longer).
- Keep chicks warm with good ventilation, but avoid drafts.
- Keep air quality high by keeping ammonia low.
- Do not use straw for litter – use wood shavings or ground cobs.