Hybrid birds are usually considered when talking of commercial poultry. However, some work is being done on local birds. They are very important for eggs and meat production in the rural areas.

The breeds available from hatcheries are mainly hybrids such as brown eggers, Isa Brown shavers. These breeds are classified into two main categories namely:

•    Layers: – for production of eggs.
•   Broilers: – for production of meat.