Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bresse

The Bresse chicks have grown into their quirky selves and spending their days outside the tractor now, learning to chicken. The breed is supposedly the best tasting chicken, ever. In France they are started on pasture and their last month they are fed only milk and ground corn, which is supposed to effect the meat flavor and tenderness. I am not sure if that's true but it is lovely seeing these birds grow and thrive.

3 Comments:

Blogger Amanda Weber said...

I've never heard of this breed! Hope you'll post more about them, as I'd love to learn more. We're raising Cornish-X chickens this year for the first time. They'll be 4 weeks tomorrow and they're freakishly enormous. I'm anxious to try one! (Which sounds terrible, but you know what I mean!)
- Amanda (littleredfarmstead.com)

June 8, 2016 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Justine said...

Cuties! We are rasing up our foundation flock of buff orps this year we have a rowdy roo and six pullets we are hoping to use them as a dual purpose homestead flock and next year I may add dorkings I have heard fantastic things about their abilities as a dual breed

June 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger aart said...

Bresse are also confined in rather tight cages called Epinettes those last days of special feeding. I *think* that's the norm, but maybe not.

Will be curious to hear your opinion of the meat compared to CX.

June 12, 2016 at 10:50 AM  

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