Broilers usually grow faster than native layers. The latter don't usually gain weight because they are reared solely for egg production. Which option should a farmer who is new to poultry farming pick?
I would advise a new farmer to consider raising dual-purpose birds after trying their hand on either the broilers or layers. They need to decide on the number of birds to start with based on the available space.Dual-purpose birds are the way to go. That way you get meat and eggs. There are plenty of great options like the Buff Orpington Hen and the Marsh Daisy Hen.