We picked up 6 chicks tonight to start our chicken adventure. 2 Speckled Sussex, 2 Australorps and 2 Barred Rocks. The 2 Speckled Sussex are about 4 weeks old and the rest are about one week old. I am not sure that we actually got Barred Rocks though as the 4 smaller chicks look identical and do not have a light colored dot on the heads.
In any event they are in the brooder and seem to be getting along. One of the smaller 4 is quite adventurous and will come to my hand when I scratch around in the wood chips. She allows us to hold her and she is quite calm. The others are less interested. Maybe once they get a little settled they will come around. I might get a couple more tomorrow afternoon, if I can find a couple of Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks. My wife is starting to get interested too :)