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FAQ Dual Purpose Chickens

Raising Dual Purpose Chickens

This year we've seen an increase in customers raising "Dual Purpose" chickens.  "Dual Purpose" chickens will lay eggs and can be used as meat producers.  Unfortunatly, many people do not realize that a dual purpose chicken will not grow as fast as a meat bird nor will they lay as many eggs as a typical laying hen.   A dual purpose chicken will start laying eggs at five months and will not be ready for slaughter until at at least 20 weeks old.

If you are looking to raise chickens for meat, you should consider the Cornish Rock Cross.  We grow these birds and they are typically ready for slaughter at eight weeks of age.   See our broiler feed consumption chart for details.

If you need help selecting a breed of chicken, please feel free to email or call.

* Due to market and fuel prices the cost of organic feed fluctuates. Please call 952-467-3209 for current prices. Prices subject to change without notice.
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RCR Organic Feed Store provides a complete line of organic feed for all your poultry and animals. We are dedicated to helping the hobby, small and organic farmer in raising their animals in a organic sustainable agriculture way.
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