Hello all.. I am a new chicken owner... here's how it started... I told my boss I was thinking of raising some chickens for eggs. He got excited and built me a coup. I have a neighbor that has 30+ chickens -he sells his eggs. He ordered me some chicks but come to find out, they won't be here til the middle of summer. I finished my chicken area real well with wire, buried it and put a roof of wire all around the run. We have a lot of red-tail, eagles, 'coons, and foxes. I got impatient, went down to the Amish market last weekend, and bought a couple 'broiler' hens. All the 'layers' were sold by 8 am. I did a search here on whether or not broilers will lay eggs but didn't find one. Either way, they are nice quiet chickens, and my kids are enjoying them so far. I will just have to wait til my chicks come and grow for eggs til next year if they don't. So I guess that's my first question! Will my broilers lay?