Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Posted Sep 10, 2013
I keep chickens both as pets and to give my family free range eggs and I just love these little brown hens. They lay sometimes daily and sometimes they may miss a day but we are never without eggs and usually have some left over to share. I can't comment on their meat, though. I just can't bring myself to eat them although I know that's probably silly. Anyway, they have a lovely disposition and are really entertaining to watch. They get themselves in their little dust baths and flutter and roll around until there is dust everywhere! They are also clever little beasties. They build themselves little nests in the straw we lay down for them and where they make these nests, it's always much cooler than anywhere else. They are pretty timid but don't seem to mind being picked up and cuddled.