Acquired: Bred animal myself
New York, United States
Posted Apr 17, 2013
Their eggs are in my fridge right now! I've had this breed of chicken for as long as I can remember, we used to order them as chicks and have to pick them up from the post office at 5am. They're growth rate is super fast, and they are the largest breed of chickens. Nothing special about this breed, except they are the largest in size and egg size. They can be "handled" as pets, I used to one that liked to be carried around while I fed animals on my farm. It all depends on how much you want to handle them. They are heavy though!
Only con, and it's more like a recommendation. Don't pair the ladies up with a Brahma rooster, because they are so large they are EXTREMELY INTIMIDATING. I was attacked by a rooster when I was a child, and it took me to the ground. The males know they're large, so it's best to avoid having them around if you have kids. Pair the ladies up with a Bantam rooster and you're all set. They will keep your ladies together, and keep your eggs fertilized (if you want to hatch more chickens, to sell).