Bird Selection2020-10-02T20:10:46-07:00

Bird Selection

Selecting your new bird requires careful consideration. Start by deciding your plan for bird ownership. Do you want fresh eggs? Are you raising birds for meat? Or for the show ring?

There are several breed options and it may be a tad overwhelming to choose. Don’t wing it though! To help you make an informed choice, this section covers:

  • Factors to consider when choosing a breed
  • Best breeds for eggs
  • The history of poultry

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