I thought I would make a thread just for those peope who are thinking about getting them or do not know to much about them. New hampshires are a very well tempered breed and are docile.They lay large eggs and are usually some shade of brown.They are semi aggressive with chickens.Very dominant and competitive in fights.They do not do well in tight spaces.They are also great foragers.Large fowl too.Roosters can weight at the most 7 1/2 pounds,hens 5-6 pounds,pullets 4-5 pounds,cockerals 5-6 pounds. They mature and feather very quickly.They were bred fron the Rhode Island Red strains.That is where they get their black feathers and light colored browns from,and probably the tude too.They do not have the best of immune systems.They are meat used and are for egg purpose. The hens make great mothers and usually never aggressive. The roosters are also very great flock defenders and make great pets.