I panicked when they arrived early, convinced they would die of dehydration(hey I do live in a desert) if I didn't get them into a brooder with water immediately. I dimwittedly put them all together, all at once and before I took note of what I have. On the plus side they all seem super perky now! This was a heavy brown layer assortment, a rare breed assortment and some other pullets I purchased by breed (silver laced wyandottes, buff orpingtons, black Australorps, and rainbow chickens). I think I can still tell which ones are my specific breeds but I'm going a bit cross eyed. This is double the amount of birds I was expecting. I messed up. Now it's all chicken roulette! Someone guessed that the larger ones are white Plymouth rocks, which seems right. What in the world are these little grey ones then? There's a bunch of these little saddled dudes I snapped this of the rare breed before I dumped them in! I was almost thinking straight. Almost. What the heck are those reddish ones? I was hoping for fayoumis. This is the heavy layer assortment - I think I know like one breed. Okay two. Maybe. Things just went horribly wrong. I was so sick this past week I could barely move, and never got the boxes set up. I rallied today and was planning on getting everything set up - then a knock on the door. My laughing postman with a stack of cheeping boxes including birds I was not expecting until March that they filled early since I unwittingly said substitutions are fine as long as I get my order sooner. With my ten month old wailing for his nap and clinging to my legs I had to move our big wood brooder, hang lamps, run an extension cord because of course the outlet right there doesn't work now, get so, so, so many tiny beaks dunked in water and get everyone cozy. Checking butts, making sure everyone was drinking, dealing with two chicks with wry neck(one did not make it), generally running around in a frenzy. The baby screamed the whole time. I mean the whole time. My ears are still ringing. It's been a heck of a day. Let's play some chicken roulette!