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Dual use bird

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We typically do layers and broilers once a year. Our layers ar a combo of Whyandotts and the broilers are red Rangers. I would like a dual purpose bird replacing 5-10 layers a year

What is a good breed for this?
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I'd suggest that you look at the Breeds part of this site (just two to the left of the Forum icon) - it should help you identify ones that may be right for you.

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Have you tried processing any of your Wyandottes? If you're happy with them as layers, they'd be a good breed. Mine have always looked about the same size as my Rocks, etc, but when you pick them up they're heftier and the boys process out with a nicer carcass, especially in the legs and thighs.

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

Have you tried processing any of your Wyandottes? If you're happy with them as layers, they'd be a good breed. Mine have always looked about the same size as my Rocks, etc, but when you pick them up they're heftier and the boys process out with a nicer carcass, especially in the legs and thighs.


X2 on the Wyandottes. Also, Australorps, Orpingtons, and Brahmas make excellent dual purpose birds. All of them are good layers (Australorps are excellent layers) and have a decent amount of meat on the carcass (especially the Brahmas).

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