when DW and I finally managed to locate and buy a place in the country, we knew it wouldn't be long before we got back into having chickens. Before we had to give up our last place in the country, I had some white leghorns, buff orpingtions, a jersey giant/austrolorp looking crossbreed and a couple of americaunas. I told her I really liked have the brown blue and white eggs, and would like to go for that again. A couple of weeks ago, I found a local breeder and picked up 8 straight run Blue Americaunas. At 3 weeks, 2 of them are already starting to grow a comb. Not a 100% sure sign they're roos, but a good one. The daughter and son in law don't have a roo currently, so if it turns out I have 2, they'll get one. So that left me still needing brown and white egg layers. well after today's trip to TSC, not anymore! They had some white leghorn pullets, and just today got in some black austrolorp pullets. We picked up 3 of each.... the grand daughter had to hold the box on the drive home . put em in the brooder with the 3 week olds. Wasn't really worried about them picking on the littler ones, but they didn't really care if they stepped all over them to get to the water or food, LOL I put up a divider until the wee ones get a little size on them. I put a water fount in, yes the bottles on it now but I wanted to get them some water ASAP, of course the bigger ones had to come check it out. grand daughter couldn't wait to hold one of the babies! She's partial to the black austrolorps.