Just wanted to post and say hi and thanks for the wonderful information...and I am so glad I now have a name for what I suffer from...Chicken math. It seems to happen every time we identify one of our current babies as a rooster! Proud mama of 3 laying hens; (an astralorp, a bantam barred rock, and an easter egger) 1 cow, 2 steers, 1 Aussie, 1 odd eye cat, and tired mama of 3 barred rocks, 10 speckled sussex (other wise known around here as the lap chickens) 2 Dominiques, 6 easter eggers, 2 golden laced wyandottes, 2 silver laced wyandottes, 2 black bantam cochins (one frizzle) one buff cochin, one blue cochin, a silly cuckoo marans, 2 dark brahmas, and 5 iowa blues. Who knew I need a few of of every kind....and that my husband would end up being a chicken enabler. We started with 2 back yard coops and a run, and are now working on converting one of the horse pens and stalls back to a large coop.