Question about choosing a good dual purpose chicken.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bellerose, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. bellerose

    bellerose New Egg

    Apr 4, 2009
    Hello everyone,
    I've just joined and have to say I have already found some great info!
    I would like to get some opinions on a good dual purpose chicken. Needs to lay well but also reach a good weight for eating in a reasonable amount of time. I am thinking of using White Rocks....any suggestions will be appreciated:D
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Any Plymouth Rock is good. Black Jersey Giants are my favorite meat chicken. They lay good eggs also.
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Orps or Austrlorps...
  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008

    I LOVE my White Rocks. I got them from Murray McMurray in September. They started laying in early February, and have consistently been laying. They are large breasted, beautifully feathered and healthy.
    I also have Buff Orpingtons, but I am sort of getting partial to the White Rocks....

    Good Luck
    Oh, Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshire Reds or Any of the Rocks would work great too
  5. bellerose

    bellerose New Egg

    Apr 4, 2009
    Thank you for all your suggestions, I appreciate your input.
  6. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want a perpetuating flock, you'd also want to consider getting a type of chicken that tends to set on eggs (goes broody). Buff Orps are supposed to be good for that, as well as for meat - but I am just saying what I read. No personal experience.
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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