chickens?best variety for homestead
i plan to order chicks soon. i want 1-broody for a sustained flock 2-hustle most of their food on free range during the day.i wonder about the araucanas? i had rhode reds at the farm but they would not lay well unless fed a substantial amount of pellet.also had an araucana rooster given to me years back and remember he was mean as a snake.are the hens ornery also? have heard they were more intelligent or is that an oxymoron.maybe i'm the moron-don't think my spellin' is much to brag about.