OK after being a lurker for a few years, I picked up my pullets today. I was going with 4 Australorps, but they had sold out. soI ended up with 1 Australorp, 2 Cuckoo Marans, and an Ameraucana. The Ameraucana is such a sweet girl,but the CM pick on her... I guess they have to establish the pecking order, and she appears to be a few weeks younger. On to chicken math, we have a friend that is hatching out some bantam RIR for her home school science class,and wants us to take the hens when they reach 4 weeks. They are from good bloodlines Glad I built my coop and run a lot bigger than I needed.