best choice for dual purpose breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by zacharypat, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. zacharypat

    zacharypat New Egg

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    i now have a dozen new hampshire hens, free range. intend to increase flock for meat and eggs, looking for reccomendations, is there a better choice for texas heat? thanks.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about Texas heat but a good all purpose chicken is the barred rock
     
  3. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred rocks are good, so are delawares. Your new hamps would do great too. You could get some delawares and cross them with your hamps. This cross produces great DPs. Put a new hamp rooster over Delaware hens and the chicks will be sex linked. Good luck whatever you do.
     

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