I do smother her with kisses because she is awesome. What do you mean upside down? I'm not supposed to have 2.3333 roosters per hen? You are joking! Seriously, my kids named the little suckers so I have to get rid of the two that don't have names before they get one. I can still manage the rest. Only one seems to bother the girls and if they get out of hand, their is always a processing place down the street (assuming I can't handle the job). According to all my books, my coop (6'*8') and my run (16'*8') should hold 10-14 chickens depending on their size. They also get to run around the 7 1/2' fenced garden (32'*32') during the day. If I get rid of two bantams, that would leave me with 6 LF and 2 bantams. I'm hoping that means I can have 4-6 more hens of various sizes. Its not quite 1 roo to every 10-20 hens, but its probably the best I can hope for at this moment. I have a wish list of Buckeye, Welsummer, Orpington, Speckled Sussex, Cochin, Wyandotte and hopefully a couple are bantams. I know I can pick feathers. Quote: I haven't done this yet, but I have been buying my feed at Central Indiana Organics. They feed smells like something I'd make Herb Bread with. I tried to take a pic but it came out blurry. So it has corn, soybeans, calcium, acidophilus fermentation stuff, a bunch of vitamins and minerals, DE, Apple Cider Vinegar, yeast, charcoal, fish meal, dried tomato, dried potato, dehydrated egg, all from organics and cayenne pepper, peppermint, garlic, parsley, dandelion root, elder flowers, ginger, chamomile, lemon grass, thyme, fennel, basil, sage, and cloves. There were a few more, but I'm not a great typist. The 50 lb bag of grower is $31. I knew some people are probably gasping, but I'm in it for organic eggs and interesting pets for my kids. I figure that my dogs always get the good stuff and they don't give me eggs back, so its all good. I'd be interested to know what you come up with when you start making yours though. Too Fast- That kind of awesomeness would be overwhelming if there were five of her!! Maybe 5 different kids would be better. Chickens- Good luck with your chicks! Pipd- Good Luck with starting your coop. Happy Wednesday everyone!