We have 25 15 month-old RIRs (no roosters) and are considering adding Welsummers and/or Black Stars. We feed organically (expensive) and are wondering if the cost of feeding Welsummers, which I understand lay fewer eggs, is offset by foraging, which I understand they do well. That and their egg color are what I am looking at. Also, if we added a couple of Welsummer roos, what kind of egg layers would we get with the crosses, and would roo crosses tend toward being more dual purpose (meat). We are barely breaking even selling organic eggs and will be moving to a larger piece of land where foraging will be practical. We want to continue organic, as the customer base is there, whether it will support increased prices I don't know in the current economic climate. The foraging ability of the chickens is going to be important. We are in NW MA, where green things grow well, but not for as many months as I'd like. Any comments from those who have gone through this are appreciated.