It has been a long day. my dogs killed 6 chickens and I am left for the time being with three. Two are indoors healing from wounds and I have one lonely hen out in the coop. Needless to say, the days of free ranging are over. I have just ordered the "Special Assortment" offered on McMurrays website with the addition of two Silver Laced Wyandottes that my boyfriend liked. I have read mixed comments about MM so I hope all arrive safely and in good condition. The ones I had I bought back in March or April locally but at this time of year there arent many places toget them. My order will be for Oct. 23. That means they should be laying around April to May. That would be lovely. Right now I am left with two easter eggers and one black jersey giant hen. Now I have a month to get my fence in order. Has anyone recently bought this assortment and how did you like it?