Egg Producers who also raise the male chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hdiprinzio, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. hdiprinzio

    hdiprinzio New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    It seems like most male egg-laying chickens end up being culled but I'm looking for producers who have a solution to this. Wondering if anyone knows of any egg producers who use dual purpose breeds and actually raise the male chickens for meat?

    Thanks!

    Harry
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Lots - they are quite tasty and can be fairly substantial in size. They do take a lot longer to reach eating age, and so cost more than meat hybrids per pound of result.

    Unfortunately breeds raised for egg production tend to have smaller frames with much less meat, and are not cost effective to raise for eating.
     

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