My husband and I have recently added chickens to our list of homestead hobbies. We also garden and have a small vineyard. We bought 3 chicks from our local feed store and kept them in the house until they were big enough to go out into the little chicken tractor i had picked up at OSH, which was intended to be more yard art than anything else. We quickly realized that they would not last long and built a coop but did not get it finished before the neighbors dog got in and got all 3. Needless to say, the coop was made 'predator proof' and the neighbor replaced them with 4 juveniles, one turned out to be a rooster, so now we are back to 3. We have 2 Plymouth Rocks and the other i am not sure but the closest picture i have found is a Sicilian Buttercup. We expected them to begin laying a couple of weeks ago. My sister read that hens may hold their eggs for fertilization when a rooster is around? We just got rid of him 2 days ago so maybe soon!!!!