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Aye y'all. Me and my buddy are looking into raising chickens for eggs and meat and may end up sellin some chicks. What are the best chickens
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It depends on how many can you have, are you looking for birds that can do both ok, or are you thinking you want different types for eggs and meat. There are dual purpose birds, that people use for both layers and meat and while they do both things OK there are breeds that do each better. Cornish cross are considered the meat king, they grow fast and big giving lots of breast meat. These birds though are hard to keep healthy enough yo get to laying age. There are many layers out there that will give you an egg almost every day, but they are very small and will not give you much meat.
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I have room for 16 birds right now... Plan to add more later but what are the best dual purpose?
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. OFW has given you some great advice. 

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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