Okay, totally not the plan. The plan is get chickens this spring (did that), finish coop and runs (runs will be done by labor day, they are free ranging in evening until run is complete). I want dominiques (cute and good egg layers) and some more production reds or black star because I found out, while I like pretty birds, I really like getting consistant eggs from my birds. I am not replacing, just adding, I found a huge egg market, we have room, and I think I want more. So, I had too much time at work last two days, and have been not only surfing this site, but also looking at hatcheries. Bad, bad, bad. So, I thought my husband would talk me out of new birds, I called him on way home from work yesterday and said, "I want more birds" and he says, "okay, let's get some." I said "No no no, you are supposed to say no!" He says, "Ooooh, I am so angry you asked for new birds, absolutely not -- he is laughing by now -- . . . . . unless you want them." (He always has a hard time saying no to me, and truth be known he has become enamored with the girls we have too. He is an egg selling machine at his work, they snap up eggs and beg for more at 4 bucks a dozen. Today, I am glad I resisted, that and the local hatchery is out of production reds for 2011. So, I will wait and get birds this spring, with the plan, and work on getting through the first winter with birds. That is the right thing right? I know chicken math. We are getting rid of 7 roosters next week, so, I could get some dominiques for an arm and a leg at my pet chicken. . . . .