So yesterday when I was just about to leave work I pulled up craigslist real quick to just see what there was listed in the way of chickens. I see an add for Giant Cochins. My neighbor has one giant cochin roo and one hen and had mentioned she would like another hen. This was a trio of blacks for $60. It said call or txt so a shot them a txt message. Turns out they have several different breeds of standard and bantam chickens as well as quail, guineas, turkeys, ducks, geese and peacocks. Here is their website: www.fowlweatherfarm.weebly.com Me and my neighbor are going tomorrow (saturday) to get some chickens. I'd like to have some hens that are actually laying age since all mine are chicks under 3 months old and possibly 1 rooster. I'm really excited about it. Also, I've been trying to rehome my parakeets because I just didn't click with them and they're just sitting in their cage. I saw on these people's website that they had a lot of parakeets in an outdoor flight pen. So I asked if they'd be interested in two more. After some haggling back and forth they said they'll trade me 4 silkie chicks for the parakeets, cage, toys and 5 lbs of food. As far as worth, I'm coming out short since it's a $100 cage and only 6 months old and they're selling the silkie chicks for $5 a piece. But the way I see it, I don't want the parakeets anymore but I do want the silkies (they have blue and partridge!) So I think it's a good trade. So now I just need to prepare something to bring the new chickens back in. I've got a small dog crate, and a smallish wire rabbit cage with a rubber mat in the bottom. I'm planning on wrapping the cardboard that came as a brooder in my "chick starter package" around the wire cage to keep them from pooping through the wire on my truck's seats. lol. Just gotta get home from work today to wash the dog crate and wrap the cardboard. I'm so excited!!