June 11, 2009
a few years
about four (it varies)
buff orp, ameraucana, araucana
they are wonderful pets first, egg-layers second. they are relaxing to watch & very funny at times. although my roo often attacks people (&occasionally the dog), he is very good with his girls & makes sure they are secure & taken care of first.
I live in Raleigh and have backyard chickens. Keeping a roo is extra work (lock it in the henhouse each night and let it out each morning) but it is worth it.