We have one New Hamshire in our mixed flock of 17. My youngest son named her Amelia after red-haired Amelia Erhart that he learned about in school. Amelia is now 7 1/2 months old. She is the only chicken in our flock that you can pick up while they are free-ranging. She is the friendliest and follows me around about a foot from my feet looking for treats! I would say she fits in well in the flock, falling somewhere in the middle of the pecking order. She started laying at 22 weeks but I can't state her egg production as we have 15 brown egg layers. She probably does well at laying. Very happy with this bird and hope to get a few more in the future, if she does well over her first Montana winter!