New Hampshire Reds are a great addition to add a bit of color to your flock. They mature fairly quickly, and are sometimes used more for their meat than their eggs. That being said, they do lay a modest amount of brown and dark brown eggs.
This is a heavy chicken...growing upwards of 7 pounds! They don't mind confinement, and will appreciate having a coop to return to at night. They also have a tendency to go broody, and make good mothers.