My wife and I just purchased our first chickens! I raised some quail, pheasants and pigeons when I was young, but never chickens. So a week ago we got 25, day old chicks from Bob's Biddies down in south Ga. (he and his wife Dena were great to deal with by the way). We decided on Buff Orps so that our granddaughter would have something that she can work with and maybe show when she gets in school (she's 3 now). I wanted the Blue but had trouble finding them, so we got the Buff. Maybe we'll get the Blues later! Anyways, we built a brooder for them and a week later they're still doing well! Now to building a coop and a run for them! Unfortunately WAY too many predators to let them free-range.