Today my 43 girlies went down to 40.... My GS's school (Waldorf's kinderhouse in Seattle) was in need of chicken replacements. Last spring they were given 3 chicks, and the chicks had to be fostered over the summer. Well the foster family just couldn't give them up. Which is so understandable. Well GS's teacher asked my son if jullian's chicken nana would consider a donation. I tell you I am pretty attached to these chickens but after prayer and contemplation I knew the answer the girls and I went back and forth with the different combos... And we decided on 3 Peaches,a red star and the oldest from my first flock~ Einstine 18 m/o EE (she is a female but had a wild hair do for a long time, and Sunflower , a 5 m/o mutt we hatched. I know this is stupid, But I'm a little misty. They were great ladies for us and will be a great teaching experience for these wonderful children. I know the staff will ensure their safety...Both chickens and children.