My husband and I live in Rock Island, TN. We started with 4 Black Sex Links and no roosters. We then got 13 Red Star pullets. This year, I decided to get chicks. 5 Gold Sex Links, 5 Black Australorps, 5 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Barred Rocks, 5 New Hampshire Reds, and 5 Rhode Island Reds. When they were 2 1/2 weeks old, I brought home 5 Ameracanas. We also have 3 roosters, adults. I am hooked and am already thinking about more. By the way, prior to the chicks arrival, I also got 2 ducklings.