We just picked up 6 adorable baby chicks last week and my are they ever growing. 6 golden ones and 2 cute little black and white critters. We have 12 week old Guinea Fowl, and love them so much - we decided to get some chickens after discovering that they can co-exist. The guineas have their 'job' of keeping the property tick-free, and we thought - what a great idea to have fresh eggs from chickens. They are apparently pullets that lay different colored eggs, so we're excited to find out. When the kids asked if we were going to eat them, I told them no: we don't eat our pets They made me promise that I would allow some eggs to stay in the nest and hatch so that we can have more. (I have a feeling, I'll be selling baby chicks next year) We had so much fun today playing with them, they were flying up to the kids' arms and then on to each other's shoulders. I didn't know what to expect in terms of their temperment, but from all that I have read thus far, they seem to make really good outside buddies. Here's an absurd question - is a single rooster enough to get eggs from all of the hens? I know that's a silly question but, I am new to raising chickens.