So I am looking at getting into my first chickens all on my own. Helped dad with our leghorns over the years and now he has given me permission to raise my own flock. I am interested in breeds that were important to the USA during settling and up to the wagon trains heading west. I am looking for birds that will lay, forage well, and provide more meat than our leghorns. I have seen a lot of different breeds while in 4h. Most though do not look like what I have seen and read in my SOP book. I am very interested in DOrkings and Dominiques. I do not know of anyone in our area with some good ones, and have a lot of questions about each breed, and even more questions about other breeds. I hope I can get some info here, or be able to ask questions. Not sure if this is the right spot.