I was just curious how you got your start in chickens? My start is a bit bizarre... I used to taxidermy chicks. I got my birds from breeder culls I would receive live. One day I received the smallest duckling and the smallest chick I have ever seen.... I went ahead and kept them and watched them grow. Ends up I got a silkie hen that was missing a toe and a east indie drake. Since then I have gotten him a mate, 2 mandarin ducks and 2 more silkie hens and a rooster. The silkies blessed me with two babies this year (many more but doggie accident) They are darling birds I would never think of giving up.