Hello! I wasn't sure quite where to put this question but I figured managing your flock was the closest related to my question. I am going to be adding 50 laying hens to my flock next spring and I was just going to get a good layer breed. While perusing the hatchery website I saw that they offer a "mix bag" of layer hens. The hachery chooses the breeds of layer hens and you get what they give you. I am tempted to do this because it would be a great way to have a lot of different birds and a colorful and diverse flock. My question is, has anyone done this before? Is it advisable? Also, these new birds are going to be (hopefully) integrated into my flock of 35 plymouth rock birds once they are grown. I am also a production oriented operation, so would my desire for a colorful flock possibly hurt my yields in ways other than those intrinsic to the breeds themselves? Any thoughts, words of wisdom, and stories of experience would be much appreciated! Thanks!