I'm new to raising chickens and looking for a good dual purpose breed that forages well, has a docile reputation, and tends to be broody.
I guess we pretty much want a typical flock for meat, eggs, tick control, etc. We live in TN, so it's not extended cold, but it does get down into the single digits now and again.
So far, I'm between the New Hampshire, Wyandotte, and Orpington. Certainly there may other breeds that I haven't discovered yet.
Please give me your thoughts and experiences, and don't be afraid to include hatchery info.
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