Delawaremommy~ Hope you used coarse sand! Here's one of our favorite links: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/chicken-coop-bedding-sand-litter.html (we're working on adding more of the Resource links to the Indiana BYC page) There's also been a lot of pros and cons discussions of DE. The main concern is the same problem as Play Sand-- too fine, can cause respiratory problems. It's one of those issues to read up on and make your own choice (and maybe you already have-- I just wanted to mention it in case you weren't aware) Originally Posted by kabhyper1 The fluff balls today. They can make any day better. lol https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10151849025277394 kabhyper~ How cute. They look like they are having so much fun! Pipd~ I am no chicken expert, but I have a degree in Fine Art. (not that it helps, because the people who decide on the calendar photos are chicken people!) Anyway, here's my perspective for what it's worth. I vote for Rangi because it's a stunning close-up and the soft background is wonderful. I also vote for Whiri for basically the same reasons. It would be nice if the branch coming out of the top of Whiri's head could be Photoshopped out. Not sure what the rules are. All of your photos are always excellent. The other three of the choices have backgrounds that compete with the chickens. Originally Posted by pipdzipdnreadytogo Anyone want to help me decide which two pictures to enter for the BYC calendar? (I'm pretty sure the first one is going to be one of my entries. ) Rangi the Ancona: Margaret the Silkie: Roha the Exchequer Leghorn: Rose the Golden Sebright: Whiri the Light Brown Leghorn: Poggy the Speckled Sussex: Most of them look better when full-viewed.