Hello everyone, This is my first batch of chickens, but I do have some experience with chicken. My dad had a few for eggs and I got to thin the rats. I have 24 Delaware chickens that are about 4 weeks old. I ordered 15 hens and 10 roosters, but lost one of the hens early on. I only have a couple runty one, the rest seem true to the propaganda on Delaware as they are mostly feathered out and seem to be growing pretty fast. I found this site while looking for information on the different breeds. I originally just wanted a few chickens for eggs and bug control until I tried putting a shovel into the old barren horse pasture. So my thoughts switched from eggs to a nitrogen source for compost. I picked Delawares as it was on the list of endangered breeds and was a fast grower that was good for free range or confinement. The thought is to do a tractor thing with them for a couple years until I can get grass (or anything) back in pasture then I will let them free range.