Our lines are direct imports from British Columbia and approved by the originator of this open source meat bird. Le Grand is built for pastoral meat production, but they are also excellent layers of brown eggs and occasional chocolate egg due to the heritage French genetics.
These birds breed true and conform closely to Marans, in appearance only. We regularly hatch very vigorous chicks that typically reach 200 grams in their first week. They will go on to reach 5-6 pounds + by 12-14 weeks.
Le Grand chickens have garnered twice the amount of positive feedback regarding taste and texture than our La Bresse chickens, making them the newest contender for the coveted title of North America’s best tasting chicken. Until now you’ve only been able to get a hybrid version of Cornish cross or freedom rangers rendered impossible to breed due to genetic manipulation. Le Grand chickens receive a grade A+ from our friends and family.
This bird is gaining momentum to replace the cornish raised by industry for you. It’s time to regain your food independence.