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Dual-purpose breeds

Dual-purpose breeds have formidable egg-laying capabilities and heavy-breed configurations for meat consumption. They function well for both purposes. These are good breeds for free-ranging in your garden, and the majority of backyard flocks are made up of this group of breeds. These breeds can weigh six to eight pounds at maturity, and they aren’t able to fly well.

The figure shows the Barred Rock (left) and Wyandotte (right).

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