Do they Free range well? I need to change the way I manage my flock - I have gone from Rhode Island Reds (mine didnt go broody, would not reproduce themselves) to Buff Orpingtons. I am still watching the Orpingtons as they are still young.....but I suspect they won't keep up their bulk on free range. I hear they will go broody and show up one day with biddies..... I need chickens that 1. Free range and survive on range 2. produce eggs 3. reproduce Nothing else is that important (meat, beauty, etc. not important as the 3 things above.) But the more I hear about the Hamburgs the more I think it may be the bird for me. I am not concerned about meat birds, just want eggs. I know hamburgs and leghorns are skittish and flighty and not pet type birds. im fine with that. I keep Bourbon red turkeys, Pilgrim Geese, and Khaki Campbells with the chickens. The bourbon red turkeys are great at free ranging - so are the geese. I suspect I could cut turkey and goose feed substantially and they would still survive and perhaps thrive. Ducks perhaps, but not sure. But I want to cut my feed cost and changing chicken type is probably the way to do that.