- May 9, 2016
I'd like to preface with we are raising chickens for dual purpose, eggs and meat. With my husband finally retired from the military, we are in our forever home on a beautiful 4 acres of land. We can begin our homesteading dream. We've had chickens in the past strictly for eggs: mixed flock of Orpingtons, Ameraucana, Plymouths, and Wyandottes. I would also like to add we know nothing about chicken genetics. I've settled on the breeds I'd like to get for dual purpose birds: Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, and Delaware's. We want keep a rooster as well so we can hatch out our own eggs. My question is, which breed of roo will do well with the above listed hens? Thank you for your responses!