Food Efficient Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Orpingtons4me, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Orpingtons4me

    Orpingtons4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Which egg laying chickens are the most food efficient?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The commercial laying strains. They've been bred for decades with feed conversion in mind. This is what the commercial industry wants and gets with these light weight, quick growing, quick to Point of Lay, and abundant layers. Unfortunately, for a small holder, these birds don't often "last" more than a couple of years. That fact matters little to the industry, as they turn of over their flocks quickly.
     

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