Rainbow Ranger Broiler Chicks - Free Shipping
IMPORTANT ORDERING DETAILS:
You now have two options for ordering our Rainbow Ranger Broiler chicks. The FRRBS's have a minimum of 15 for ship dates from April 1 to September 30 and 25 from October 1 to March 31. The Gray
and Rainbow Rangers - Ships Free, as well as the Golden Buff chicks - Ships Free
, may be combined to meet the minimum and they all ship for free. If you are looking for a reduced minimum, pickup orders, or the ability to combine with the other chickens we offer, please order the RRBSs
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.