All this time in the forum and never owned a chicken, well, technically still don't, but at least now I can claim to have paid for some! A couple friends and I got together and put together an order big enough to get over the 25 chick minimum. I'm getting 6 girl chicks; two Easter eggers, and one each Australorp, Cuckoo Marans, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Speckled Sussex, and a white Silkie for my daughter, (who leaves home for veterinary school before the darned Silkie is three months old, how silly am I?)(and it's straight run, so I have no idea if I'll end up with a cute little laying hen or a darned little roo, who had better be as sweet as a hen.) Hatch date May 7th. Now I gotta put the finishing touches on the coop. Beautiful day today, 30 degrees ABOVE zero, great day to be outside, but still a little too much snow on the ground to fence the run..... Cheers, all.