While Delawares were thought of as a broiler originally, today they are recognized as a dual-purpose bird, most useful for the backyard or homestead. As a breed originating in America, they are often kept today by those who are interested in maintaining US heritage breeds.
Featured Chicken Breed: Delaware. The Delaware breed of chicken originated in the U.S. state of Delaware. This medium-sized, white bird lays jumbo brown eggs and is known to be a good free-range option.