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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by phantomthebantom, Jan 26, 2011.
What kind of bird should i use for egglaying/meat purposes?
Dual purpose birds such as sussex, australorps, wyandottes, etc. The list goes on
Buff Orpingtons are what I use, they get up to 10 pounds and lay great.
Hmmm.......I like Wyandottes and Barred Rocks but they aren't super friendly....maybe Orpingtons would be better for you? Also Sussex are pretty and meaty, of course Rhode island Reds are sassy and dual-purpose also, Dominique are very rare and look similar to Barred Rocks, Australorps, Arucanas lay blue eggs but aren't too meaty, Marans lay dark brown eggs and are meaty, Brahmas are huge and beautiful, Polish are pretty good white egg layers but are kind of skinny for meat birds.
Check out this: https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/breed-search.php
And this: img/smilies/welcome-byc.gif" alt="welcome-byc" />">http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html
I'll split an order of chick with you anytime!!!
i'm gonna use giant cochins... gorgeous, huge eggs, huge roosters...
Delawares are a great dual purpose breed, as are Plymouth Rocks.
Personally, I'd go with Dels
Thank you everyone who answered.
Are Dels overly noisy? I have a good local source for RIRs, but not Dels. Are hatchery Dels more friendly than breeder RIRs? I know that there is a lot of variations, but just a general idea.
I like Anconas, Hamburgs, Buttercups, and Campines too but they aren't quite as meaty. LMK what you choose! CHICKENS!!!!