Pros: Friendly, hardy, and the best egg-layers around
I recently did some math to see if our five Golden Comets were earning their keep. During the summer I got five eggs per day, every day, and in the winter with no additional lighting I still got four. Assuming they produced an average of 31 eggs per week, that's 124 per month and 1488 per year! Considering a dozen eggs at the grocery store are about three dollars, that's at least $372 in eggs from five hens. It cost maybe $120 to feed them for a year. So these ladies saved us $250 dollars, or $50/each.
Plus, they're really pleasant birds. Ours free-range and are very good at foraging. They like to run up to me if I set foot outside, just in case I'm bringing them a treat, and they form a little posse to follow me around the property. Just awesome birds all around, and I'd recommend them to first time owners or those in the egg business with no hesitation.