The chickens have been good and we were able to get three more during the summer. 1 barred rock, and 2 amerucana. They have been great additions and were able to work out the pecking order within a couple of days. All but 1 who was only 4 weeks in july when we got her have gone through their moult and everything went fine. Of course it is winter here is PA and I haven't seen an egg in two months , but thats ok because last year they started laying the third week in January so it shouldn't be to much longer till i have fresh eggs again. Having chickens has been such a wonderful experience that I just don't know how we ever lived without them. My only thing is I wish they were friendlier, I mean the will eat from our hands and 2 of them will let us hold them but that is it.