It started in March, I got 7 pullets E.E. chicks from Murdochs, they are now grown and laying nicely! I thought I would like to get some black Australorps, so I ordered 11 hens and 2 roosters as chicks, my neighbor wanted me to get him 12 RIR pullets, THEN Ideal Poultry was having a 99 cent bantam deal, so I go 25 of those! Today I saw an ad on Craigslist for 30 Buckeye hens and 2 roosters from a good home who raised them from chicks and they have to move, so I got them! They are laying nicely and are settling in to my second hen house! What next? NO MORE CHICKENS! I will have lots of fresh eggs, but no one wanting to buy eggs yet. SIGH! Proud parent of: 11 Black Australorp Pullets 2 Black Australorp Roosters and 24 Assorted Bantams (11 feather-legged and 13 non feather-legged) (not to mention the 12 Rhode Island Red Pullets I am fostering) 6 lovely Easter Egger Pullets that are laying nicely AND 30 Buckeye hens and 2 roosters! 2 tanks full of tropical fish and Smoky, a VERY NEEDY Shepherd mix rescue dog!