Hi everyone. Super excited to be part of this community after lurking for a couple of months. My family and I are total chicken rookies. Ordered our first batch from mcmurrays in June. After our first bunch got lost in the mail (they never did arrive) we received our replacements on June 22. Ordered 15 and got the "free rare exotic" add on so started with 16. One didn't survive the first night and we had to cull one after a couple of weeks because of a crooked beak that was getting worse by the day Anyways my family consists of myself, my husband and our 6 children. We just bought a house on 4 acres in April and have been adding to the headcount ever sense! We have the 14 chickens, 3 ducks, a leopard catahoula puppy and a bunny so far. Looking to add a lamb pretty soon (for 4h).