I could not disagree more! Cornish Rocks taste great - the meat is sooooo juicy and plentiful! Just the breast alone will feed a family of 4! I raise all kinds of chickens - layers, meats and good for nuthins! Meat-wise, in addition to Cornish Rocks, I raise Red Rangers and Black Boilers. The reds take 3 times as long to mature and the blacks take forever! vs the cx! Of course, the Black boilers are just delicious but hey - if you raise it, and harvest at the right time, it's good! Yea, the cx stink, have indifferent personalities, but that just makes the kill easier for me. The Black boilers are by far - the best foragers too but they take sooooo long to mature. I got the heritage breeds so that I could reproduce them on the property here but - that's easier said than done as they must be penned off and isolated. The roos weigh sooooo much too.
All my chickens have healthy happy lives and yes - the cx must be fed more of 'something' as they aren't too great at foraging. But! all in all - they are quick to mature and yummie to my tummy! At the moment, I am trying to raise other breeds - just anything that's not a purebred and hopefully has *some* meat chicken genes in it, but they are just taking forever to mature. I have 10 of the juicy little cx's right now. I could eat them now at 1 month as young and juicy treats or wait a while and eat them later.
Hate to join and disagree so quickly but - if you raise it and harvest it in time - yummmmmmie! That goes with my meat ducks too!
Ok - now, back to looking for information on good ways of raising pigs - naturally - wrong forum, i know