This is my first attempt at raising chickens, and after a lot of research and reading, decided on Silkies...the local feedstore told me they would get some in March first, this was Feb first when I first asked. So I waited....and waited and waited....finally March 1 arrived. I went to the feedstore (actually went by twice the day before just in case they arrived early) and there were only 3 left!! So, I ended up with 3 silkies, and 3 other chicks that I just had to have. They have been such fun so far! They have distinct personalities and LOVE to be fed different kind of bugs...they actually go crazy for them!