Definitely not your egg-laying type. I cant quite remember how much my little girl laid... its hard to tell since we have so many! But she laid maybe once every two-three days. They will not get frostbite too because of their rose comb, another great feature of this bird. GREAT, GREAT bird by the way. Very, very, friendly and adorable! My little girl passed away about a month ago and I'm ordering some more this weekend.