We have about 24 laying hen chickens right now of various breeds:  white & partridge rocks, rhode island reds, brahma’s, silver laced wyandottes & australorps & barred rocks. Some are very strong layers while others not so reliable. I got an assortment of breeds because I enjoy the variety of birds. The australorps & wyandottes are on the Recovering list at the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. We also have one very loud & talkative “Cockadoodle” Rooster!! He was suppose to be a girl, but alas…..just like my guinea pigs…..NOPE!!!