I have had laying hens before but got them when they were already laying. I have raised meat birds before from day old chicks. Well today is my due date! Expectant mother of 14 Barred Rocks supposed to be hatched today. I can't pick them up until Sunday. I am so excited! Should I call? Can I ask for pictures? Cant wait to get the little fuzz balls home and introduce them to our 4 dogs. Not sure how that is going to go but they will be safe in their brooder for a while before moving to the coup. Although I think we may have a chicken daddy in the making.