I have heard of (although never seen) 15-20 pound chickens. Jersey Giants, buff Orpingtons and such. How do these people breed their chickens to these size? And say Someone wanted to improve upon hatchery stock. Would you just get some and select the biggest chicks from each generation to breed? How long before you would have to add new blood? Wouldn't this new blood set you back? (This is assuming you don't have access to good stock.) Or would you need to have separate gene pools to mix when new blood is needed? Keep in mind I'm asking only about getting bigger "pure bred" chickens. Not concerned with Standards.