I've been feeling guilty lately, after spending so much time on this site. We bought 6 lohmann chicks late summer, as that was all that was available around here that time of year (and my daughters and I couldn't wait once we got permission from husband). They're a brown chicken bred for high egg production. After reading more about heritage breeds, did I make a mistake? Don't get me wrong I like our birds and they're very healthy and friendly (and we will keep them). Will they suffer a life of unnatural egg production, not being able take cyclical breaks, or lack in long term health. I was wondering what others thought on this topic.