I'm affraid I've become chicken-obsessed... I've been looking at every breed on McMurray... I want to raise chickens for eggs, for meat, and for fun. I plan on having several different chicken coops. So far now, I have a pair of lovable White Silkies whom I ADORE, and a small flock of egg-layers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Barred Rocks, and 1 Easter Egger. (will be adding to that this weekend with a few more BRs and EEs) I think I have a BO cockerel. I want to get a BR rooster. Maybe some RIR hens and have some sex links? Oh and I've been searching high and low for White Leghorns but can't find anyone with any, so I plan on ordering some come spring. And then for "pets" I like my Silkies but am wanting to get some more pet/Bantham type breeds. What would you guys recommend? Anyone know anything about Phoenix's? Are their tails really that long as shown on McMurray?