It's that awesome time of year! Christmas? nope. Birthday? nope. It's the time of year with the hatchery catalogs show up in your mailbox. This year, we are going to stray from our usual order of rocks and RIRs, so I would love to hear what everyone's favorite breed is for eggs - we like to keep about 25 layers. We also want to get some pets - does anyone have any experiences with breeds that make affectionate pets? My daughter lost her polish crested a couple weeks ago and we want to get her some new pets. Thanks!