*Hopefully I put this in the right section* I'm wanting to get down to just 15 hens and a rooster and let the hens hatch and raise the chicks. But I want a good dual purpose flock as well. I'm planning on having Buff Orps, Barred Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds for sure. Help me decide whether I should add a few American Game hens or not! Pros of getting a few American Game hens: - They make awesome mothers. - Very hardy. - Excellent foragers. - Great at staying out of the jaws of predators. Cons: - I already have the Buff Orps, so just sticking with them will save me time and money. - American Games are not good layers or meat birds, compared to Buff Orps, who are great dual purpose birds. So they'll detract from my goal of a dual purpose flock. - The coop space limits me to 15 hens and a rooster, so if I get some Game hens I won't be able to keep as many of the other breeds. I'm having a really tough time deciding whether or not to get some Games... I've been going back and forth for a month or so now. Any input would be appreciated. Also, if any of you have used Orpington or American Game hens to raise chicks I'd be VERY interested to know how it went/what kind of a setup you had.