Project(s) for the upcoming year..... 1. Crossbreeding Freedom ranger hens to Orpington rooster to see what happens. I'm hoping to develop a faster growing self-sustaining meat focused bird. 2. Searching around to see if someone has already accomplished what I am attemping in #1 3. Crossbreeding Orpington rooster to Plymouth rock hens to see how fast/slow the offspring matures at various times. 4. My husband dug out his feeds and foraging textbook from college. He's working on tweaking the feed we get from the local mill.