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Hello,I seen a thread in the archives about these 'Kosher King cockerel' chickens for meat,and am wondering how they compare to cornish x.Do their breasts (meat) get as big as the cornish?.It would'nt really matter to me,since I am the only one that eats the dark meat in the family,so we basically need a big breasted chicken.Their sure is no info on the web about this breed,and I will be calling the hatchery that sells them ,but am looking for those who haved raised them in the past.Thanks in advance.Dave (central WI)

-- Dave (, March 25, 2002


Are they an actual breed? It sounds more like a brand name.

-- Rebekah (, March 25, 2002.

Kosher Kings

These folks carry the birds. Sorry, no website.

Clearview Stock Farm and Hatchery
David Hartman
Box 399, Gratz, PA 17030

Perhaps you can contact the folks above or the hatchery to learn more about these birds.

-- ~Rogo (, March 25, 2002.

Thanks Rogo,I already have that info,I looking for folks who have raised them in the past. Dave

-- Dave (, March 25, 2002.

I just received a brochure from Noll's Poultry Farm. They have the Kosher King broilers. The brochure says they are a colored bird that resembles a Barred Rock with better tasting meat than the Cornish Cross. It has a very low incidence of leg problems or heart attack. Flocks should average 5# at 8-9 weeks. I don't know if this is a good price in your area but it sure seems to be for KY: Straight Run- $50.00/100 Cockerals- $35.00/100 Shipping is extra & I've listed the shipping cost for 100 chicks for the zones Zone 1-3 $8.00 Zone 4 $10.40 Zone 5 $11.80 Zone 6 $14.05 Zone 7 $15.50 Zone 8 $19.10

They also have White or Red Meatmaker Cross that don't require the special feed & no problems with legs or hearts. $48.00 straight run, $55.00 cockeral, $42.00 pullets all per 100 Here's their phone # & address:

Noll's Poultry Farm Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039 (717) 949-3560 Fax (717)949-3722 Business hours 9-12 & 1-5 Monday through Friday

Hope this helps. Blessings, Kathy

-- Kathy Aldridge (, March 26, 2002.

Dave, I know you were looking into the Kosher Kings, that's why I sent another place that carried them in case you did decide to raise them. Sometimes prices in different areas can be very different. I forgot to say Nolls says they are a Pullorum Typhoid Clean inspected facility. They're Amish/Mennonite owned All I know is the Cornish Cross grow super fast & eat incredible amounts. In my opinion the flavor wasn't as 'chickeny' as all the other breeds I've raised. I raised 109 and at exactly 6 weeks they weighed between 4.75 & 6.2 #, I don't think they had time to develop any flavor. Of course that's just my opinion. Peace,Kathy

-- Kathy Aldridge (, March 26, 2002.

Thanks Kathy,I will give them a call.Dave

-- Dave (, March 26, 2002.

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