Pros: very friendly, will eat out of my hand, love to eat the clover in my yard
Cons: like to fly, so they can get away from the fox should he get into the pen
I was going to start with 6 leghorns and 6 Rhode Island Reds but the store was out of the Reds. I was going to add them later, but now I'm waiting till next year for the Reds. My leghorns are very friendly, will let me pet them, but don't like to be picked up. Since there is a fox in the area, I prefer a chicken that can fly on top of the coop for protection. What's funny is every now and then, one flies out by flying off the perch. Once out, they seem to want to get right back in, but cannot fly over the fence without the help of a perch.