I'm looking for a chicken breed that is more then likely willing to stay in the barn yard rather then jump the fencing and go into the woods where preditors can get to them. I like brahman alot, but I sell my eggs at market so I need a chicken with lots if egg production, yet sweet to handle, likes humans and is not flighty. I had red stars and had to wait a year till they matured enough to lay. It was a waste of time and I don't recommend that breed and I butchers the 22 I had.can't run a farm with chickens that don't produce. They had best feed, probiotics, vitamin and minerals, natural herbal wormer. I gave them everything to guarantee healthy chickens and they still did not give eggs. I waited a year. Should I just raise ducks???