Hey all, so I'm pretty new here. I posted yesterday, but have been browsing this thread for about 2 months. I just got my chicks, but my grandparents had chickens while I was growing up. As for what I have I got 25 of Murray Hatchery's rainbow layers(I have no idea what breeds I have, but once I get pics I will post them), but I'm down to just 14. 3 died in trans, 2 died the next day, 1 died 3 days later, then 5 vanished when my husband put them outside for a bit. They are 3 weeks old. I also got 15 more rainbow layers, 10 cronish x, 2 buff laced polish roos, 1 hen of the same, and 1 mystery feather footed baby(I think its a buff brahma). This are just over 1 week old, and I'm down to 25 from the starting number of 29. The cat got 1 today, 2 got trampled within the first few days, 1 got cold, and 1 died for no reason. I have them all together and it seems to work really well. But I'm worried that instead of 25 rainbow pullets like I should have in total I actually have like 12 pullets and 13 roos. Its upsetting to say the least. But anyways I live in south central NC on about an acre. I have 2 horses, a dog, and a cat also. I'm slowly working on my coop and pen. And I would love to add a silkie and a frizzle to my flock, but have no idea where to look. Id like to get one of each close to the age of the rest.