When I had my game chickens, they roamed the farm and I had no problems with grasshoppers in my garden. Now I have no chickens and the hoppers are destroying my garden. Since fighting roosters is now Illegal everywhere, I will raise some other type. Does anyone have experience with what breeds would eat the most bugs and do the least damage in the garden? I am considering Dominiques. Maybe Leghorn roosters. They are built and behave a lot like a game. The hatcheries used to have really cheap prices on the roosters. I am planning for the 2012 season. I won't let my initial brood stock run loose, till I have plenty extra. The plan is to buy 25 or 50 roosters to raise free range next year, and butcher them in the fall. Hard decision between Brown Leghorns, New Hampshire Reds, Barred Plymouth rocks, or roosters from one of the brown egg production crosses. The heavies would be better on the dinner table, but may not catch as many hoppers and may dig holes in the garden. I really have no experience with the heavier breeds. For my hobby flock I am planning on the Doms,and Phoenix. I am hoping the Doms will eventually take care of the hoppers, once I have enough to allow them free range of the farm.