I've been combing over old books online to find photos/drawings of chickens around the turn of the century--some breed appearances changed a little, while some have changed a lot. I found a small book on home flocks from 1909 that has chapters discussing how much space chickens should have and found them quite applicable even now: Quote: That's a lot of room. But also these quotes: Quote: "The Asiatic breeds, with good care, will often do well on little or no range ; Leghorns and other nervous breeds should not be attempted on a small plot. All figures given are strictly minimum; the more space allowed the better." This makes sense to me from a dog background; giant slothy breeds like OE mastiffs do fine (energy-wise) in dinky apartments while keeping something active but compact like a Border Collie cooped up all day is pretty dicey. But this goes against advice I've seen suggesting that the smaller the chicken breed, the less space they need in comparison to larger ones. I wonder if this book's remarks on breed temperaments falls in line with personal experiences with different breeds. Y/N/Maybe?