For my birthday (back in early March) my wife bought me some chicks. Of the group that she bought four were White Mountains. I had never heard of this variety before. Well, these birds are now huge and dwarf my old Rhode Island Red rooster who is the Commander and Chief of all of my chickens. Anyhow, as these White Mountains grew to there massive full size they started to become lethargic and lazy. It was to the point that I would pick them up and put them outside. This was the only way that they would move. They never seemed sick, but very lazy. Over the weeks three of the four would move around and one much more so than the others. I realized that these monsters (oh, by the way these are females) were as big as they were going to get. I was planning on butchering a few or all of them this last Saturday, however, Saturday was filled will thunderstorms and I was planning to butcher outside. (Since July of 2007 I do not mess around in thunderstorms as I was struck by lightening. Trust me, lightening does not feel good.) Due to the storms I thought that I would main a week. Well, today I come home to find one of White Mountains dead. This one was the one that would part herself in two places....in from of the watering pan or in front of the feeder. Bummer, I lost the bird and the feed put into it. Anyhow in a nutshell does anyone else have any experience and or words of wisdom regarding this breed? With the four that I have now I don't think that I am interested in raising any more White Mountains.