Dual Purpose Birds

These birds are a compromise between the egg layers and the meat producers. They generally don't put on weight as fast as the meat breeds nor do they lay as many eggs as the egg layers. They are the typical backyard flock type birds. You will have a nice supply of eggs and the excess roosters and older hens will provide a great chicken dinner.

You will need your chicken brooder, chick feeders and chick founts ready when your chicks arrive to keep them warm and healthy when they arrive. Check out our online chick care guide, and for more information or look at our wide selection of chicken books. Please see our page about shipping birds to learn more about how we get these great birds to you.

We are sorry, but we do not export live birds, eggs or adult birds including pigeons or doves.

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  • Rhode Island Reds - Not for 4-H Use

    Rhode Island Reds - Not for 4-H Use

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    The Rhode Island Red is a single comb, clean legged variety which originated in the U.S. This breed is known for...

    $2.95–$4.45
  • Buff Orpington Chicks

    Buff Orpington Chicks

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    The Orpington which originated in England is a single comb, clean legged variety which weighs between 8-10 lbs. Buff...

    $2.95–$4.45
  • Ameraucana

    Ameraucana

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    The Ameraucana is a pea comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. Good disposition, non-agressive &...

    $2.85–$4.70
  • Barred Rock Chicks

    Barred Rock Chicks

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    The Barred Rock is a single comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. This is an ideal dual purpose...

    $2.95–$4.45
  • New Hampshire Chicks

    New Hampshire Chicks

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    The New Hampshire is a single comb, clean legged variety which originated in the U.S. Hardy in heat & cold but combs...

    $2.95–$4.45
  • Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicks

    Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicks

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    The Silver Laced Wyandotte is a rose comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. This friendly bird lays...

    $2.95–$4.45
  • Dominique Chicks

    Dominique Chicks

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    The Dominique is a rose comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. The Dominique is the oldest U.S....

    $2.85–$4.70
  • Black Australorp Chicks

    Black Australorp Chicks

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    The Australorp, which originated in Australia is a single comb, clean legged variety. A nice tame variety for your...

    $2.95–$4.45
  • Delaware Chicks

    Delaware Chicks

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    The Delaware was first developed in the United States in the 1940's and is an ideal dual purpose bird. Its rapid...

    $3.10–$4.75
  • Speckled Sussex Chicks

    Speckled Sussex Chicks

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    The Speckled Sussex is a single, clean legged variety, which originated in England. The Sussex are good mothers, have...

    $3.10–$4.75
  • Golden Laced Wyandotte Chicks

    Golden Laced Wyandotte Chicks

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    The Golden Laced Wyandotte is a rose comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. This friendly bird lays...

    $3.10–$4.75
  • Light Brahma Chicks

    Light Brahma Chicks

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    The Light Brahma is a pea comb, feather-legged variety that originated in the U.S. Brahma's have a mellow...

    $2.85–$4.70
  • Dark Rhode Island Red Chicks

    Dark Rhode Island Red Chicks

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    The Dark Rhode Island Red is a single comb, clean legged variety. Cold hardy, but comb is subject to frostbite....

    $2.85–$4.70
  • Buckeye Chicks

    Buckeye Chicks

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    The Buckeye is a pea comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. They are an ideal dual purpose bird that...

    $3.10–$6.00
  • Turken Chicks

    Turken Chicks

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    The Turken (Naked Neck) is a single comb, clean legged variety that originated in Eastern Europe. Do not let their...

    $3.10–$4.75
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