I had one Hamburg in my first flock. I got her randomly in a mixed group. I would not recommend this breed for beginners, but she was my favorite in that flock! She was so beautiful and very smart. I loved how clever she was but she did sometimes outsmart us. She would hide her eggs all over our yard. Also, she was very flighty. She even got up onto our roof at one point! A Hamburg would still make a great addition to any flock!