Born around 25th or 26th of September Got them on the 28th of September 2 weeks and 3 days or so old now 1 light brahma, 1 barred rock, 1 brown leg horn, 1 as they call her a meat chicken (2 times as big as the next biggest girl), I love them all so much already. They will be free range in my back yard it is very big lots and lots of shade. My boyfriend is going to build me a coop to keep them safe at night and a place to lay their eggs. He is getting into the chickens as much as I am now. He has been researching different styles of coops and the neat features this way we can just build the one we want that suits us and our for girls right from the start. When I got them they were all pretty much the same size except for Dumb Dumb who was quit smaller than the rest. Is it common for them to already be starting a pecking order? Lazy my meat chicken and my next biggest Houdini: light brahma seem to run at ea. other all the time now, they are not mean to ea. other (although Houdini does have to jump a little to try to bump beaks with Lazy) but where ever Lazy goes Houdini follows suit. It is funny b/c whenever they fly at each other my smallest Dumb Dumb: barred rock, likes to fly around at them too, but they ignore her and do not respond to her trying to instigate something. As for Chomper she ignores all of it and only follows if the rest get far from her. I know lots of info as it is my first time here and first time having chickens I am so excited. We named them all the first 2 days we had them and boy did their names suit. 2 were named the first 1 hour, Houdini b/c she tried to escape on the way home and got out of the box, then she was also the first one to perch and their indoor home I have for them. Lazy was just bigger then everyone and the 2nd day I found her eating and drinking water while laying down (last to perch), Dumb Dumb had her head stuck in the bar at the feed barn and that is why I got her she finally freed herself and landed on her but (a perfect fit for my crazy family), and Chompers well when on the ground the first few days she would peck at our toes and she likes to snatch the bread from my hand). So this is the beginning to my chicken story and already I want more.