Pros: Friendly, Beautiful, Good Layers
Cons: not the best mothers
Been fooling with chickens for over 35 years and the New Hampshires are still my favorite. I was lucky enough to have a hen that was almost perfect; she always won the blue ribbon at shows and local fairs. She would follow me around the farm and was always looking to see what I was doing. She was almost a pest, but I loved her, and she loved to be picked up and held. Best bird I ever had. Good egg layers, too. Would recommend them to anyone starting out. My New Hampshires didn't go broody as much as I had wished, but you can't have it all.