Last spring my kids saw the chicks at the local hardware store. I actually took them there for that purpose. They are fun to look at. But in reality, it was "mom can we get chickens" and since we just bought s house in a ritual type town they let you have up to six hens and one rooster with the right permit. I told My kids to ask the homeowner (my fiancée) thinking he would say no. But what does he say, "I love fresh eggs, we should get chickens." Stacie is our temperamental standoffish slightly [email protected]&$y Amauricana, Savanah is the Rhode Island Red - damsel in distress circa Scarlet O'Harr come to mind, Skylar is a Barred Rock and the most fearless and bold and smallest of the flock and Sabine is our Black Sexlink / she is the smart one who has no idea she is also beautiful. They are like pre-teenage sisters. They all once fought off some predator to save Savannah - before the permanent coop could be secured. Sabine and Savannah both showed up within the day a little worn and Savannah missing some tail feather but they lived. Haven't had too many attempts at their coop since. . Only sisters can be so different, bicker so much with each other and yet still go to bat for each other in life or death.