The look a bit different than your traditional egg-layer. They are commercial brown layers (most are white hens called white Leghorns). Commercial brown layers are bred to be more docile with a softer temperament. They also do not produce quite so many eggs (one of the side effects of producing a lot of eggs is a high metabolism and a lot of neurotic behaviors). These are some of the sweetest hens I've ever met. They'll sit on your lap, are very curious, and some even tolerate scratches.
After a quarantine, we introduced 10 of the hens to the main poultry enclosure (the others we plan on adopting out).
This is the very first time they've seen sunlight and grass! They were totally overwhelmed but had a total blast.