My son wants to do chickens for a 4 H project next year. Does anyone have any advice on a good breed for him to start with? We watched the poultry show at our county fair this week and the judge was very critical of 95% of the chickens. He kept saying " this is what happens when you buy from hatcheries" I haven't seen any breeders in my local area (central PA) nor have I seen any poultry shows in the state of PA. I guess that means I'll have to travel to get him chickens, which is ok. I want him to have good ones. I just wasn't sure if there was one breed that was easier than others or more popular with the judges. He loves his turkens, but there wasn't any of them at the fair. I'm afraid that since they are a love or hate breed, that they wouldn't be very good. Just looking for advice.