Well we moved to a farm about 10 years ago, and of course after we settled in I decided I needed chickens. I did a bunch of research found BYC (didnt join I lurked) and picked out some breeds. AND my family was like no, lets start with 3 silkies they are a nice breed. If we like them we will get more. So they found 3 silkie chicks on craigslist and got them, Meh at least I got chickens. I warned them that you cannot sex the smaller breeds and they didnt believe me till the lady we got them from said the same. LONG story short we ended up with 3 silkie roosters :D.
So the next year I ordered a brown egg layer package and white egg layer package from a hatchery. we got about 20 chicks RIR, leghorns, black sexlinks , shoot and I cannot remember the other breeds off the top of my head. I unfortunately ordered in Febuary so we lost probably 5 the first week. my own fault for ordering when it was so cold. That was years ago we still have some left but I get maybe 3 eggs a week from 6 hens.
So this year I convinced my family we needed more! so I bought 15 rainbow pullets from cackle and a surprise package for a total of 66 chicks + 3 ducks! so yeah my chicken math exploded. I am LOVING every second of it of course my family thinks Im crazy and should sell them.