There seems to only be a couple of types of breeders around. There are those who sell there birds because: 'They lay more eggs than anybody else's birds' or 'My birds are perfect looking showbirds.' Then there are those who just say: 'Yep. These are chickens alright!'. But how many breeders boast about there birds' surviving skills? Be honest? That's what I thought. Now the first three examples aren't bad at all... But there is a better way to get to them. If we as breeders select for the smartest, most fertile, best foraging, hardiest birds, we can get the best stock. Of course, Show specimens and egg machines will eventually appear in hardy stock, too. So I made this thread to offer suggestions and to hear your suggetions about how to make birds better in this way. Please also post about your stewardship projects etc. I'd like to hear from you all.
This thread still needs:
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-Canadian Appalachians (myself)
-East Coast (Gresh)
-Interior Highlands (sjarvis00)
The goal in this thread is to get knowledgeable people from these places who raise their birds extensively and know how the birds should be managed to improve them in these areas, to educate people in those regions about how to improve their birds.
P.S, moderators, I don't mean to double-post, but I can't delete the similar post, and thought it would be better suited here...
Edited by Ducks and Banny hens - 2/9/12 at 12:28pm