Posted Jun 02, 2014
I loved having these chickens. They were so much fun. When I'd get home from the office they'd all run to the gate to greet me. If I was cooking in the kitchen, they'd hop up the steps and bang their beaks on the kitchen door so I'd come out with vegetable scraps. They were so much fun.
They are huge hens and great layers. We didn't know what to do with all the huge brown eggs we were getting. We gave them to everyone who would take them. They tolerated the Utah winter just fine and were just fine in the summer also.
On the downside, sometimes a hen would try to hide her eggs. I found one nest 10' up in our old willow tree. Another one hopped the fence and was laying in the neighbor's bushes. So, you need to keep an eye on these girls.
And well, chickens mean you will have plenty of mice! But, the hens are so fun you won't mind the tag-alongs.