Types of Chickens
There are three types of chickens that we raise:
- There are many breeds of laying chickens. They will begin to produce about 20 weeks of age and will continue to lay for three to six years. Some breeds lay white eggs, others brown eggs and a couple of breeds lay colored eggs.
Meat Production Breeds - If you are thinking about raising chickens for meat, the Cornish Rock cross is the meat production bird. They are typically ready to butcher in eight weeks.
Dual Purpose Breeds - These birds are a compromise between Layers and Meat Production birds. They will begin laying at around 20 weeks of age and ready to be butchered at about the same time.
For more information on the specific chicken breeds we raise click here.