I agree with what you are saying but if I have not tried it my self or have experienced it then it it hearsay to me so the reason why I will try anything once
And I want chickens that can fend for them selves and not need to be pampered I am not saying that I don't give them the best life I can offer or that I don't give them treats but I am wondering if you give them all you can will this let some that would of been week and died continue to breed and weeken your stock over time
I'm not saying that I don't provide the stuff that I know that they are lacking in there diet I'm jest saying that I am trying to move towards efficiency ( using everything that I give them to the best of the chickens ability ) any word aposing me if I am wrong tell me I do love the other persectives
Absolutely, I agree, you want hardy, healthy chickens adapted to your region. That's why I have chosen the pea combed breeds, large single combs are a disaster in our climate, so rather than coddle birds not meant to be here, I've chosen breeds that are suited to our harsh winters. My chickens get the best of feed and care that I can give them, but any that are weak or sick won't be staying.
I've been reading up on Fayoumis, they have a fascinating history- it's amazing what chickens can adapt to.