Comparison of Standard Broiler Chicken Breeds on Pasture

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $2,750.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,062.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:


  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: free-range, feed rations, grazing - rotational

    Proposal summary:

    There is interest in determining which birds are best suited to pastured poultry operations. For this project two breeds—Cornish X and Kosher King—will be compared for maturation, weight, and other factors after being raised on pasture, and the results will be published and made available through a producer’s organization.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.