Well, after yesterday's Chicken Stock, I'm totally hooked and will be def hatching my own eggs in the (hopefully near) future! It's so cool to have other chicken nuts right close by. Now the next Q is.....what kind should I try to get? My family is mostly in for the eggs (a LOT of eggs), Mom doesn't want to deal with processing meat birds really but I think it would be great to raise our own BBQ dinners. I have a lot of time to work out what would be best but I am hoping to get some great ideas.
I grew up with real Rhode Island Reds, great egg layers and meat birds also, the new hampshire's were rhode island reds that were bred more towards meat production and took on a different look / shape.
Right now I'm giving the naked necks a try, supposed to be the best tasting chicken according to the French. Also grow fairly fast because they don't put energy into feather production, and lay well also for the same reason. Feathers are made of protein.
The naked neck's I have right now are feathering out faster than any bird I've ever dealt with.
Edited to add, IMHO. ;-)
Edited by Beer can - 5/29/16 at 9:06pm