We just drove to Whitmore Farm (whitmorefarm.com) in western Maryland and picked up our first flock of chickens! We ordered eight, but the owner was nice and gave us an extra so we can hope to get enough hens. It was a great trip and our babies are doing well in the brooder. Now I just need to finish their coop before they need it. Almost done! He showed us how to look for splash vs blue and I think he gave us three each of blue, black, and splash! My daughter is especially excited for the splash. So cute!