Hello out there, I've been lurking since I decided to get chicks in the late spring and finally decided to join so I could get some feedback. We started with a variety of day old chicks that arrived the first week of June. I wanted to try a bunch of different heritage breeds so that I could figure out which ones I like the best and have a nice colorful box of eggs sometime in the not too distant future. (They are approaching 17 weeks so I'm getting really excited awaiting that first egg.) Ended up with 2 each of these breeds: Ancona, Andalusian, Australorps, Faverolles, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Columbian Wyandottes, Dominiques, Silver Cuckoo Marans, Welsummer, Rhode Island Reds, Speckled Sussex, and for the colorful eggs I got 3 Easter Eggers. That makes 25 chicks. What was I thinking? I really wanted them to be pastured so my hubby and I set about making a chicken tractor. In case you are wondering it was a big project. Remember we're talking it needed enough space for 25 laying hens. It took us the better part of 3 months to get it on the road. But thats a story for another day. For over a week now they have been in the tractor with a fresh run of grass every day. They are sooo pleased!!! We are on a 1.2 acre lot inside town limits. A little house with a big garden and yard. Thought some laying hens would be a nice addition. A few eggs. A lot of fertilizer. Didn't count on all these roosters. Chicken sexer was having an off day. Looks like we have 6 roos and counting. 5 o'clock wake-up calls weren't what we were bargaining for. I'll be posting another thread asking for some advice to confirm my suspicions before I get in touch with the hatchery for my "big" refund. So far we're really enjoying watching what we refer to as "chicken tv". Can't believe what distinct personalities they have!!!