Hey all, I recently joined the forum here and hope this is the first of many posts. We recently ordered some Silver Grey Dorkings from Ideal Hatchery and have devoured what little information we've been able to find on the internet and in books. So far most of what we've found has been contradictory. Dorkings lay well, Dorkings don't lay much at all, Dorkings are hardy, they die easily. Does anyone out there have Dorkings who could help out with all of this confusion? We would like to know if Dorkings scratch in the garden less than other chickens because of their short legs (something we read in a book). How many eggs do they lay on average, how broody are they, how hardy are they? Alright, so we want to know everything we possibly can about Dorkings . Anything is helpful so we know what we're getting into. We've fallen in love with what the breed looks like and would like to start a serious flock to improve and promote the breed. Any and all information, good and bad, is appreciated. Thanks in advance PS: If anyone knows of breeders or hatcheries besides Stromburgs, Sandhill Preservation, Ideal and McMurray who have Dorkings, especially different colors, I'd love to know about it for when we want to increase our flock size.