I am in my second summer of chickens now. I have learned a lot and still have a lot more to learn. My needs are for good eggs and meat birds. After trying Cornish X twice last year I really don't like messing with them. I would rather have a nice dual purpose bird. So all this said, here is my ideal flock right now. RIR's Barred Rocks 1 or 2 BO's BA maybe a few Delawares... I am just going to be getting these started in the next month or so. As I can afford to do so I would like to acquire the Heritage Breeds and keep good bloodlines in my birds for hardier birds.