Hi folks, I have owned chickens for under a year. My first birds were some super nice Milkey's Black Orpingtons. I paid the huge amount of $3 each. Little did I know how nice it is to have such great birds. I am new here, and read alot of people encouraging other people to buy from certain breeders. And whe I GOOGLE these breeders, most often I get nothing. Their not in Poultry Press, their not winning shows. How do I know their reputable? It costs just as much to feed a production quality bird as an exhibition bird. I learned this with my Black Orps that will give me well over 200 eggs each, a year, and still are an exhibition quality bird to play with for 4H. As matter of fact, these 4 pullets laid 48 eggs combined in 2 weeks. The old man, who I refer as " That little ole Silver hair man with the grand daughter', who is my chicken mentor, told me to ONLY buy from the breeders who are winning and in POULTRY PRESS. What do you folks think? I have one nice line of Orps. Which would you want to add to these birds? The ones I can not find one the internet that everyone here says are great, or the ones who win in Poultry Press? That is how the Old man raised his live stock over the past 40 years. Only the best, then you will never have any troubles.