Okay, so I have 30 meat birds coming Thursday or Friday, and 22 pullets coming the week of the 16th. My sister gave me 6 layers yesterday. Today, at the feed store, my oldest dd was with me and we were checking out the chicks (BIG MISTAKE). There was one little RIR with one of her toes dangling and bloody. Of course all the chicks were pecking at it and chasing her around, so, what did we do but take the little booger home. And lest she be alone and miserable, I picked up 4 buffs to keep her company (I wanted some to set some eggs anyway but still). Well, dd cuddled her all the way home, and of course she can't go in the big crate with the others because they peck her foot, so she is alone in a small crate anyway - and she peeps away unless one of us talks to her or holds her. Why, oh why???