HI there! I've got a small chicken set up on a couple acres, and have been enjoying eggs from our hens this past year. I really like our barred rock and buff orpington for the nice large eggs, and because they are so docile. (My americauna is very stand-offish, and she took a 2 month long break from laying- stopped laying eggs from Thanksgiving until she finally laid a blue egg yesterday!) . I've got a white hen that is supposed to be leghorn, but must be mixed because it lays brown eggs. We've also got a silver-laced Wyandotte that had a near-death experience and sported one single tail feather until just recently. My rooster was supposed to be a hen, but he's a easter-egger mix, black with a brilliant green sheen, and brown neck feathers like the americauna hen. Besdies being a mutt, he's not the best rooster, and can't keep track of all the ladies when they are free-ranging. (Sadly, that means he needs to be replaced, because we've got owls, eagles, and hawks galore out here, as well as foxes, bears, and coyotes.) I have really enjoyed raising chickens, and now I have a waiting list for eggs. So, looks like I need to increase my flock. I was considering ordering chickens from Murray McMurray, or getting from my feed store (they order from Privett) , but was hoping there was some other local WA state- South or East King County area folks who might have some? I'm trying to diversify my flock for entertainment as well as egg color. My list of "wants" is long and ambitious I'm looking for some polish and -silkies- mostly for entertainment for my son, and because we had silkies for brooders when I was a kid. We want to raise some eggs in an incubator this year- and have been looking at all the ideas (very cool!) So- anyone out there from Maple Valley? Issaquah? Renton? Hobart? Kent? Ravensdale? Black Diamond? If so, say howdy.