I wasn't sure which forum thread this should be posted to so if I'm in the wrong place, feel free to move me. My wife and I just moved out from the small city and into the farm world. One of my goals from day one was to get a couple of chickens once we were settled. Well, since it's taken us over two years to settle (and still settling) I've had a lot of time to do a lot of reading. A lot of the books/articles I've read always had a section which talked about heritage chickens and how endangered they are/were depending on the breed and one should look into raising them. I of course being the conservationist that I think I am, I decided I'd do my part and buy heritage breeds, at least that's what I thought. Upon reading a lot of threads and searching online, (please correct me if I'm wrong) but it appears as though heritage breeds are raised as prize winners/money makers and aren't so much about preserving the bird for extinction. I was a bit disappointed after seeing this and may have to change from heritage breeds to hatchery breeds. What's everyone' else's view on this?