Beginning my new life as a chicken mama, I excitedly poured over the Murray Mcmurry catalog I scoured the internet for chicken mamas and papas like myself .delving into this new world of raising chickens. I gathered information asked (dumb) questions of other message board members and expanded my knowledge base about chickens. I spent WEEKS using a pro and con list to decide which breeds/varieties of chickens I wanted. Finally, I had my list down to a chosen few (Brahmas were one of them). So this past week I got online to order my chicks from Mcurray ..none of the chicks I wanted were even available! It seems they flew the coop ..so I checked with several other hatcherys online and they too have very few chicks. So I turn to you, my fellow message board chicken mama's and chicken papa's to clue me in. What did I miss here? Where did all the chickens go? And why after these chickens being everywhere I turned for the past 45 years do they suddenly fly the coop the very week I go to order them? Whats going on?