Raising Roosters for Free-Range Meat That's Free

Large-scale, local hatcheries will give away rooster chicks that you can raise free-range as a source of free meat. All you have to do is pick them up.



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Build a chicken brooder out of a recycled fiberboard box following this diagram. It is important to round the corners with cardboard so the chickens do not pile up on top of each other.
RON SPOMER
Raising Roosters
Free-range roosters have a diet made up of vegetation, weed seeds and insects. As a result, free-range roosters have a deeper-red comb and wattle than their grain-fed counterparts, and, as a source of meat, their taste cannot be beat!
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