Well my husband and I are new to the chicken world! We are very excited to have our little ones. The first four we purchased from a mom and pop feed store, they are americanas and then I was given two bantams from TSC, only one survived so I went back to TSC and purchased their last two bannies...they died too... So I found a local hatchery and purchased four silkies!!! I've always wanted silkies and was so glad to find them, we got a blue, partridge, buff, and a white. But i'm very worried about my buff baby...she's acting like the other three bantams did before they died...SO sad...I hope she makes it!