I started out with 8 day old chicks 3 years ago. One i gave to a friend since it was a rooster, 1 died from heat, 1 died from a not sure (internal?) sickness, 1 died from a neck problem, and one died from another unknown problem. So, I have 3 left. (Sorry to depress everyone). I dont feeel so sad anymore because I can feel each hen that has passed away and feel they are quite close. So, is it just me or do some people feel like they would be replacing their first babies by buying new ones? I don't want to buy more and replace them... Anybody else feel this way?