LOL - I am always thinking that very thing - why is it that many people I talk to have chickens that get egg bound, or get sick, have crop problems ,etc. and ours are fine? Had one lady buy some of my *cull* pullets last year and she was just thrilled at how healthy they were. Said that she has bought chickens in the past that the owners claimed were so healthy, but they really weren't. Half of our chickens are in completely open air housing and even they are in excellent health despite sub freezing temperatures in winter and hotter than hell temperature in summer, while the people with expensive coops who keep their chickens inside when it is cold or wet outside, have sickly chickens. A friend of mine who lives in Maine has one of my birds. She sent me photos a few weeks ago to show me the hen out in the ice cold and snow digging around while her other breeds were hiding in the barn. And that hen was also laying this winter when the other breeds she has were not. I figure we must raise some decent birds if they can go from the humid Texas heat of summer to the icy cold of a Maine winter and still thrive.