I you had to select 2 chickens and only 2 to raise as a perpetual meat source what would you choose? My local ordinance stipulates a 2 poultry/fowl species limit. I figured a breeding pair of birds would be best, and if the young were consumed I would still be within the letter of the law. I myself have been interested in the New Hampshire. I have also though about hybrids but have concerns with thier long term reproductive viability. On one further note what is the min amount of chickens needed to maintain a stable genetic base. Perhaps I may be able to petition the local govt. to raise the limit a bit so that the endeavour may be self sustaining.