I have wanted chicks and chickens for years. When I was growing up we had chickens every year. I loved it . I finally have a few chicks (after many years of trying to talk hubby into letting me have some). I ordered a dozen, 11 hens and 1 rooster. I lost one of the chicks at a week old, so that leaves me with 11 total. Four breeds: welsummer (that has the one roo in it), red star, cuckoo maran, and partridge rock. I think I may have a bit of a problem. While I am having so much fun with the chicks (now over 5 weeks old) and looking forward to getting them out in their chicken house (10 x 10) and letting them have the run of 2-3 acres fenced in (to be shared with one quarter horse, two goats and two turkeys), I find myself already looking at getting more chicks next spring. Already planning on what breeds to add and how many of each. I think I may be a bit addicted to chickens. I am so excited for when they start laying eggs (going for the brown, dark brown and large size brown). And also find myself attracted to coloration of the chickens: gold lace wyandott, maybe blue lace red wyandott, etc. Anyone else seem to be caught up in chickens?