Help! our preschool hatched eggs from the local 4-H club and we adopted 5 chicks, hoping for eggs. Turns out they are not leghorns like we thought but are something referred to as broilers. We want the chickens for pets and eggs and will certainly not eat these pets that our kids have gotten attached to, but will the females lay eggs eventually? Are they going to lay at least some eggs? Do "broilers" make reasonable family backyard chickens? We are totally new to this and the chicks are about 4 weeks old, all whitish yellow and came out of whitish eggs. Any info would help! Thanks!