I tell everyone about the great advice here on backyard chickens so figured it was time to join. I started out with eight chicks that I kept in a rubbermaid tub in my spare bedroom until they were old enough to go outside. Actually, probanly keot them under the heat lamp and inside longer than I needed to, hubby says I am iver-pritective, just like with my children. Anyway, eight was all I planned but baby chicks are just too darn cute to pass up. I now have 15 layers and 5 roosters (learned the hard way to stay with the selections of my fav feed store guy) that I am trying to rehome. My question is: I love the color of the Americana eggs, like the unusualness of them. My friends love opening the carten and seeing the colorful eggs. Are there any other easy to keep hens that lay other than white or brownneggs?