Backyard Flock–Choosing a Breed

With 825 gazillion breeds of chickens from which to choose, you can get overwhelmed very quickly.

Let’s try to simplify things.

1. Do you want chickens for eggs, meat or both?

Chickens for eggs only are probably the easiest for a beginner. You can always expand later as you gain experience.

Why I don’t raise them for meat: No one in my family has the heart or stomach to process our own. And, as we learned in the story of The Cock and the Granny Nightie, none of my local slaughter houses will process any kind of small number. Stinkers!

Following posts (hopefully, today) will break down this topic further. So come back and we will continue our adventure!

Other articles in the Backyard Flock series:

Chicks Checklist

The Beginner’s Flock

Coop Considerations

The Egg Challenge: Store Bought Vs. The Backyard Flock

Contemplating a Backyard Flock

The White Egg Layers

Published in: on February 10, 2009 at 9:46 am  Leave a Comment  
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