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Dual use bird

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Djcoak, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Djcoak

    Djcoak Out Of The Brooder

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    We typically do layers and broilers once a year. Our layers ar a combo of Whyandotts and the broilers are red Rangers. I would like a dual purpose bird replacing 5-10 layers a year

    What is a good breed for this?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I'd suggest that you look at the Breeds part of this site (just two to the left of the Forum icon) - it should help you identify ones that may be right for you.

    CT
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Have you tried processing any of your Wyandottes? If you're happy with them as layers, they'd be a good breed. Mine have always looked about the same size as my Rocks, etc, but when you pick them up they're heftier and the boys process out with a nicer carcass, especially in the legs and thighs.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the Wyandottes. Also, Australorps, Orpingtons, and Brahmas make excellent dual purpose birds. All of them are good layers (Australorps are excellent layers) and have a decent amount of meat on the carcass (especially the Brahmas).
     

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