I haven't had chickens for about four years, since I moved to the "big city" in Montana, Billings. We have a no-chicken policy here, but they are about to enact a chicken ordinance at last!! Our city council voted last week to enact the ordinance. There are a couple public hearing sessions before it goes into effect and is fully adopted, but it looks good. Good enough, anyway, that I bought six chicks today at the farm store when I saw the sign saying they wouldn't be getting any more. (I figure if something happens, and it doesn't go into effect, I will just have to rehome to someone out of city limits. But it really doesn't look like it's gonna go that way! Woo!) In any case, I now have two white leghorns, and one of each of these: white orpington, new hampshire red, rhode-island red, and black star. Hurrah! All but the leghorns are new-to-me breeds! (My previous chickens, all 17 of them or so, were a mixed lot as well! These chicks were MUCH better socialized than the ones I purchased a few years ago through mail order, so I'm pretty happy with that. Of course, they're a bit older and bigger than 3 day old chicks, too. Hmm. May have to stop by tomorrow to check their ages. For now, they're in a kiddie pool brooder in my garage, eating and piling on top of one another happily. I don't have a coop yet, but am working on getting that done. Thrilled to death to be getting some urban hens at last! I miss my farm style eggs!