Reply To: Chicken Breeds

  • GrumpyDuck_Homestead

    November 30, 2023 at 1:13 am

    You will likely want to do both layers and meats. I have no idea where you are and that would make a difference on best breeds. I messed up on my first go around with chickens, I went with the cutest instead of the best for my area. I will be restructuring in the spring. I strongly suggest finding out which breeds work best in your area and picking the one you like best from there. Also, your layers and your meat birds grow at different rates. Getting a dual purpose bird is going to reduce your egg count and lengthen your growth times. That’s counter productive for both causes, so I would look into each type and select a breed that does well in your area. But, as always, this is only my advice and it came free.