I have read on here everywhere that hatchery chickens are just run of the mill chickens, and not really good for anything. Well, that was after I had already ordered! I just joined here! Anyway, I had ordered 5 dark cornish, 5 salmon faverolles, and 5 buckeyes. After reading for hrs and hrs...every day,...I changed my mind about what I had ordered. Soooooo....I just called the hatchery and changed my order. Cancelled my buckeyes. Had to have a total of 15 lf so i ordered 5 more cornish. Now...I added 15 mixe3d breed bantums. (Is that the correct word for designating more than 1???) . I have 2 Silver Sebrights and just love them. They are about 4-5 weeks old. So, I decided to add some more banties. (or is this the correct term for meaning more than one??) I also designated that if subs had to be made, a partial sub only could be done on my LF order (I still need some of both of those breeds) and to make them Cochins. I currently have 1 Cuckoo chick/pullet? at what age do they become pullets instead of chicks??? When they start laying eggs? I can't remember everything 50 years back to my grandfather's farm!!! Anyway, I love her, too and wouldn't mind having another. I am soooo looking forward to seeing what I get. We have retired and a small chicken is fine for the two of us to eat but I will keep a few LF hens for eggs. I can only keep 8-9 chickens over winter. That is the largest # that I think can stay locked up in their house comfortably during the coldest days/nights in winter. (I blanket my horses in winter, too if it gets below 20 for more than just a day or so, or if the wind is really blowing hard and it is below freezing!) Well...I figure if I keep a few banty's (another way to express more than one...someone please tell me which is right! LOL!) instead of the same # of chickens..I can keep more! I mean if I keep 6 LF chickens instead of 9 I could maybe keep 5-6 banties instead of the other 3 LF. That way I would be able to keep 11 chickens total!! Does that sound right????? Oh well....most of my mouth flapping for today. My 4 yo granddaughter wants to go outside. I want to go back home sometime this week! Debbie grandma x 4 now!!