We are now well into our third year with chickens and after several disappointments,trial and frustrations along with the laughter,hard work and just plain enjoyment of watching these silly birds we have found our favorite breed. I have to tip my hat to Gritsar and say a hearty Thank You to her for the many great posts and stories of the Brahma breed! In spring of 2011 we bought two Buff Brahma chicks(I'll admit I was a skeptic because they were "frilly feather-footed birds and we have rain and snow and mud!" but Eva wanted a couple of "pretty birds" in the flock) along with some other breeds we thought we wanted to try. Without getting into a long story I'll just say that after the first two years with several breeds we knew the Brahmas were "Our" chickens! They are the most docile(outside of the normal pecking order drama) of any chickens we've had. (Gritsar told it like it was!) The feathered feet have been no problem in the mud,snow,rain and muck here in Kentucky and the girls survived the hottest summer on record here also! We like them so well we ordered another12 plus a roo this spring. As for the hatcheries brochures stating the Brahma as a "fair" layer........we have now have 13 Brahma hens(the two older ones are just coming out of molt so are not back laying) and we are averaging three dozen eggs a week and still climbing. That seems better than fair to me coming from heritage chickens as opposed to production breeds. Anyway,we love the Buff Brahmas so well we will order more this spring,and maybe throw in a few of the Darks just for fun. Some of the girls out by the barn. We understand they are not show quality but that's not our goal anyway. We just enjoy our girls and the eggs they give us.