We tried to raise chickens about 4 years ago when we were at a feed store during april the kids cried for the dyed chicks, so I bought five...............roosters. So with the itch again 4 years later we just discovered that you can order females. We ordered 15, 4 barred rocks, 5 buff orpingtons, 3 buff brahma standard, and 3 RI reds. I hope we made good selections as we have children as old as 13 and as young as one. We were looking for a combination of good layers and friendly varities. We recieved our chicks on Sat and I swear they are bigger already. I dont know who's more excited mom and dad or the kids. Is it normal so sit and stare in the brooder for hours? Any advice tips or any info at all is appriciated. Let the journey begin.......lol.