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I have 3 buff's, 2 Amerecaunas, an a golden sex link. I know the golden is almost strictly a layer but I would love to eat the others in a couple years.
Is it worth it or should I have a few birds just for meat?
Can I keep the meat birds and layers in the same coop and run?
Is changing their feed just before butchering a good idea? Somewhere I read to give them different feed to bull them up but want to keep them as pure as I can can, no fillers or junk. I guess I will have to really research what I supplement with...? Thank in advance!
 

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Any bird can be eaten. Even the ones bred to be layers. But if you want accual dual purpose, there are alot to choose from. Hertitage breeds are a great way to go if you can. Personally I like Barred Rocks. I know many people on here will say Orpintons, Dominiques, Buckeyes, ect. It's really all personal preference, but you cant go wrong with a heavy heritage breed.


I do not buy special food or change the diet of the birds I butcher.
 
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