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Raising Chickens is a great way to expand and move into the Purposeful Homestead stage of your growing journey. But where do you start? With Layer Chickens, Meat Chickens, or a breed of poultry that has the benefit of both: the dual-purpose chicken. This type of chicken offers both eggs and meat, eliminating the need to maintain two separate breeds. In this episode, we’ll look at the differences between layer chickens and meat chickens, their benefits, and whether the dual-purpose chicken makes sense for your homestead. Let’s get growing!



Main Points

  • What is a Layer Chicken?

  • What is a Meat Chicken?

  • What are the Benefits of Each Type of Chicken?

  • Is a Dual-Purpose Chicken Right for You?

  • Considerations for Raising Dual-Purpose Chickens



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Raising dual-purpose chickens offers a unique set of benefits for small farms and homesteaders. Not only does it save time and money, but it also increases the diversity of your flocks, allowing them to better withstand any environmental changes that may come their way. While there are some considerations to take into account when raising dual-purpose chickens, these birds can be a great addition to any small farm or homestead.


Now that you have a better understanding of whether a dual-purpose chicken is right for you. It is time to start gaining purpose on your homestead by checking out the Purposeful Growing Success Path and find out what you need to learn next.


Don’t let the world hold you back,


Pray, Just Plant





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