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    How to Identify Different Chicken Breeds

    ArticlePoultry AdviceTuesday 08 February 2011
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    When looking for chickens for sale it is important to bear in mind that they are split into a few different categories depending on their purpose. Keeping chickens for different reasons is common, with birds being used for eggs, meat, competition or just as pets. Regardless of the reason you may want to find out what chicken breeds are good for.

     
     

    Chickens for Sale - Purposes

    Start by finding out if the bird is being raised for dual-purpose. This means that they provide you with eggs and meat. Keeping chickens like is fairly common among smaller farms and households.

    For the best egg production, find chickens for sale that are categorised for this purpose. These chicken breeds will give more eggs that those for dual-purpose. You will see that these chickens for sale are lighter in size and they may be more temperamental.

    If you are looking to fill your chicken coops with birds that appear unusual, look for fancy breeds that will have special feathering or other distinct features. For instance, you could find chicken breeds that have five toes or distinctive crests.

    Bantam breeds are those that are generally smaller versions of the larger kinds. Keeping chickens like this is usually done for ornamental or competitive reasons.
     
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