Do You Raise Chickens For Meat Or For Eggs (or both)?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brucewayne, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. I raise chickens for eggs only!

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  2. Just chickens for meat...

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  3. I raise chickens for meat and for eggs

    6 vote(s)
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  1. brucewayne

    brucewayne Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a quick poll...I'm curious. How are just "egg people" vs doing both or just birds for meat? Go ahead and vote!
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I raise mine as pets only. Only a few lay eggs. Others are too old to lay. So eggs it is. Never eat my pets. I do eat chickens from the grocery store though.
    Wishing you best...and [​IMG]
     
  3. brucewayne

    brucewayne Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, yes. I should have had "Neither" as an option in the poll for keeping chickens strictly as pets. I don't think I can change the poll though.
     
  4. chicken 101

    chicken 101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do mine for meat and egg laying my chickens are not pets like my uncle always says "don't make a pet out of something you might have to eat"
     
  5. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just Eggs!

    Before, I used to raise meat hens, I haven't raised any latley
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    I hatch out my own replacement layers every year.
    Cockerels and older hens get sold or harvested for meat.
    May keep one or two special hens.
     
  7. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My primary intent is for my flock to consist of laying hens only. If I get any roos from my chicks though, I will definitely have fresh meat on the table lol. I don't intend to breed at this point, so a roo is wasted feed/space for me. I hope they all turn out to be hens though because they have names now lol!
     

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