Popular in Rural Areas, Roadrunner Chicken is Becoming an Urban Delicacy

Kudakwashe Mutsvairi, a roadrunner chicken farmer who sells chickens and eggs from his family farm in Harare, Zimbabwe, says roadrunners are the easiest birds to raise. But, he says, the work requires patience, as the chickens may take up to six months to fully mature.

Linda Mujuru, GPJ Zimbabwe


Roadrunner chicken is a free range variety that scavenges for food, and the meat is tougher – and some say tastier – than the cage-raised broiler variety. As its popularity grows in urban areas, roadrunner chicken offers city dwellers both a healthier option and business opportunity.

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