My family lives in Idaho and we purchased our first chickens in June of 2004. They were bought from our local feed store and it was the beginning of addiction for me. I watched them carefully everyday and they were so spoiled. We only have one Barrred Rock out of the first bunch and she is the head honcho. We have hatched some of our own chicks and that was a great learning experience for the kids. Our current flock consists of 17 hens and 1 roo. We are receiving another 25 chicks from Meyer hatchery the last week of October 2008.