this is very encouraging to read, and I also want to read about and eventually get stock or eggs from a productive flock. My grandmother counted her eggs daily, wehn they dropped off she started physically checking hens, the non producers became chicken and dumplings. And she knew which hens produced her roosters, she did no incubating, her hens did. She was also adamant on the combs, she often said 'if its not a rose comb its not a Rhode Island Red. ' I never saw a SC in her flock. We need more folks like her breeding chickens.