Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Meat birds do lay eggs, but not in the quantities by chickens bred specifically for high egg production.
She could be anything, but like Chevaux I'm leaning toward Cornish Giant. Why do you think her life won't be as good if she's a meat versus egg chicken?
Regular species of meat chickens live a great life.
What I was telling her on another thread was Cornish X's. They do not lay eggs and they were specifically bred to do one thing, get really fat, really fast. They WILL get so fat they will die.
These are the typical "meat birds" hawked by TSC and other farm/ranch/feed places. I see tubs and tubs of them come Spring at all the various rural stores, they sell them by the hundreds along with a few varieties of egg chickens. No normal meat birds have ever been stocked. Great if you want fat chickens to butcher, useless for anything else.