I have been browsing the forum that I do many nights to try to learn about things. I am researching the breeds that I want for next spring. I am getting ready to put together a production flock. Do any of you ever feel guilty for not breeding to standard of the breed but breeding for egg production? I don't have to have show quality birds but I need good egg producers. We about starved last winter in the economy the way it was. These chickens were bought to help provide us food. I have access to lots of corn and I will buy extra feed before I get to our real slow months of the year. We are self employed and in a construction trade to boot. I just want to have chickens to produce eggs and if I get some extra chicks maybe I can sell a few of them too for others in our same position that need the eggs. How do you all feel about this? Edited... because I can't spell!