Anyone use New Hampshire Reds as dual purpose chickens? I'm looking mostly for a meat bird, but still a good egg layer too. I won't be getting any for quite a while, but I'm doing all my research now and figuring out which ones I'm gonna get and how many so I can slowly start acquiring supplies. When we do get our birds we will be having chicken frequently and also feeding dogs a raw diet so I'll need a good meat bird but I don't like the idea of all the health issues of CX and hate that they can get to where they can hardly walk as I want our birds to forage and be free range. If they have a little attitude, that's fine, it may actually make things a little easier. Lol But obviously I don't want them to be too aggressive. And being good mothers is a plus cuz we're going to need to breed them so nice we'll be out in the middle of nowhere. The New Hampshire Reds seem good and are easy to come by in my area so I was wondering what everyone here thought about them.