You now have two options for ordering Rainbow Ranger Broiler chicks. The FRRBS's give you free shipping on 25+. FRRBS's are not able to be picked up as they are sent from our partner hatchery and cannot be combined with any other chicks. If you are looking for a reduced minimum or pickup orders, please order the RRBS’s
. Ranger Broilers can be vaccinated for Marek's. Please contact Meyer Hatchery to add this to your order.
Consider raising the Rainbow Ranger Broiler chickens as an alternative to our fast-growing White Cornish Cross Broilers. The Rainbow Ranger originates from France, where local chefs rave over the flavorful meat. Rangers grow at a moderate rate and are more active than White Broilers; therefore they are well suited for pastured-poultry or free-range operations.
The Rainbow Ranger assortment will consist of a mix of colors, including the Redbro and Tricolor. The Redbro have dark red feathers on the body with a black tail. The tricolor is a mix of gold, black, gray and red feathers with a black tail. Rainbow Rangers have yellow shanks, beaks, and skin. Color is hatchery choice. Customers have reported average live weights of 5-6 pounds at processing time of 9-11 weeks.
Ranger Broilers will need to be in a brooder for 3-4 weeks or until fully feathered. Start the brooder temperature at 95 degrees, decreasing by 5 degrees each week. At that point, they will be fully feathered out and ready for your pasture.
We recommend adding Vital Pack Plus to any meat breed’s drinking source. Ranger Broilers can occasionally have leg issues and/or get wobbly if they are not properly fed with a high-quality feed. Vitamins will help prevent or correct vitamin deficiencies that may be a result of their fast growth rate and nutritional value of feed.
Your Ranger Broilers will dress out at approximately 68-70% of live weight.
Age 1 day to 3 weeks, feed your broiler chicks a 21 - 22% protein chick starter.
From 3 to 7 weeks, decrease your protein to 18 - 19% with a grower formula.
From 8 weeks to processing, reduce protein to 16 - 17% feeding a finisher formula.
Feed Conversion Rates:
2.5 pounds feed per pound of live weight if processed at 8 to 9 weeks.
2.7-2.8 pounds of feed per pound of live weight if processed at 10-11 weeks.