Pros: Very funny - curious all the time, talkative
Cons: Picks on the younger ones frequently but never harms them
My two barred rocks are 17 weeks old - not laying yet but soon. VERY talkative, always mumbling. They're also the first to investigate everything. They do get a little peckish toward the younger pullets that are 6wks behind them. Never harmful - just keeping them in line I guess.