Freedom Ranger Chickens come in two colors: tri-colored or red feathered. They also have yellow shanks, skin, and beaks, making them reasonably recognizable among flocks.
These birds are also moderately fast growers and can reach 5 to 6 lbs. in just 9 to 11 weeks. We find that Freedom Ranger Chickens are a great alternative to fast-growing broiler chickens or slow-growing heritage breeds. These birds are the crème de la crème, the cream of the crop—or should we say, the “cream of the flock”—when it comes to high-quality broiler chickens.
Freedom Ranger Chickens can also live (and thrive) past adolescence and can go on to become egg layers. They’ll lay brown eggs at an approximate rate of 3 to 4 per week once they’ve reached maturity, and have the capability to fit in with the rest of your flock just fine.
Freedom Ranger birds were derived from an American and European heritage breed that was developed in the early 1960's to meet the high standard of the French Label Rouge Free Range program.
Moderate growth rate, free-range and foraging capabilities, produce meat with more omega 3 fats
Calm and easy to care for
Meat and egg production
Most Freedom Ranger Chickens have a very calm and friendly personality. Even as they age, we’ve found that these broiler chickens tend not to peck or show aggression towards each other too often. Especially towards people, they tend to be very friendly and curious.
These birds are great broiler chickens. Unlike a lot of fast-growing breeds, Freedom Ranger Chickens take a bit more time to reach maturity. But because of this, they grow into healthier birds that have a higher and more flavorful meat density. They’re often sold to high-end restaurants for their savory flavor and create a rich, yellow soup stock.
These birds will naturally thrive when they’re allowed to free-range, scratch, and take dust baths in natural sunlight. As a result, you’ll have tender, succulent meat that contains more yellow Omega-3 fat and less saturated fat than other fast-growing breeds..