Dual purpose chicken breeds are exactly that. They serve two purposes. They typically have a great egg laying rate and are large enough birds to be used for meat when they are past their egg-laying prime. Most hens will lay solid for approximately two to three years. After that, their laying rate slows to about one egg a week until they stop laying completely. Dual purpose chicken breeds are our favorite chickens! First, peruse the list below and determine which breed will meet your needs.
Now that you’ve answered the questions and discovered your purpose for chickens, let’s talk about how chickens are classified. Chicken breed classification is not really difficult. We won’t get into the ins and outs of the specific breeds in this post. We are working on a specific detailed layout for you to follow when getting into breed specifics. But for now, as you look at different chicken breeds you’ll find most of them fall into yet another set of categories. These categories help you to