Dual-purpose chicken breeds function well for both egg-laying and meat consumption. Weighing five to eight pounds when full grown, these breeds aren't able to fly very well, and do great in the garden or backyard.
These breeds are known for their abundant egg-laying capanilities, with manylaying 250— 300 eggs a year in their first few years.
These breeds lay colorful eggs-blue, green, rose, olive-and some magical variety to your egg collecting. Very eye-catching colors can also draw in customers if you plan to sell at farmer's market.
These breeds tend to grow quickly and develop heave muscles. Bred for meat, they often fall shot in egg-laying.