I had read good things about them and then I started searching on here. I checked the "breeds" section of this site and looked them up. Most of the responses mentioned they have a lot of health issues. I had read also that I could expect to lose 50% of the flock by the end of the 2nd year. I know sometimes people who have bad experiences will talk a lot more then everyone else who is not having problems. Is this a breed to avoid or are the health concerns not as bad as I am reading. The only reason i had considered them is a local breeder has some pullets for sale that are due to start laying in a month or two. I think this year I am going that route instead of starting from chicks.