Hello everyone, I just recently purchased 5, 1 week old Barred Rock Hens and my mother purchased 8 unsexed Blue Americana pullets(although she keeps claiming they're aricana). Either way they lay blue eggs lol. My plan is to start a flock breeding the two, to end up with a good dual purpose blue egg laying chicken. But since I've gotten started I've been imaging this entire property roaming with chickens and making a profit off them. Of course them paying for themselves and sustaining a household food requirement with eggs and meat would be a great start. Anyway, in for a penny in for a pound. I'm new to chickens although my parents and grand parents always had them at different points growing up. Glad to be here, hope to learn useful tips and possibly make a couple of bawks.