are barred rocks a good dual purpose breed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by itsasmallfarm, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2016
    hello everyone

    right now am looking at getting some barred rock chickens in the spring, for dual purpose, keeping the hens and maybe one rooster and then butchering the rest of the males for meat. but how are they for raising them for meat and eggs. I never have raised a dual purpose breed as of yet. raised the Cornish cross meats and the leghorns for eggs. not sure if they are worth it. is there better dual purpose breeds?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I can make this as complicated as you wish, but the simple answer is that Barred Rocks are a good dual purpose breed. We all have our preferences, some people don’t like BR, some do, but you can get the same differences of opinions on any dual purpose breed. Some will say great, some will say horrible no matter which breed is mentioned.

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