I've wanted chickens since I was a kid, and I was lucky enough to fall in love with a guy who grew up around them and wanted some of his own. We've got 14 in our brooder, and even though they're only a week old their personalities are starting to develop! It's funny to see which ones eyeball me when I go in to change their water and refill their food, or which ones squat to poop and which ones don't care and just crap on themselves. Weve had some surprises, like a fuzzy-footed pair I thought were australorps but maybe are really Marans, who go everywhere around the brooder together and are super curious (or super wary?) about everything going on outside the walls. They streeeeeeetch their necks up whenever I get close or pick them up. The Unexpected Lavenders I got are total scaredycats that screech like little banshees at the slightest disturbance, and our suspected roo is totally chill. I'm really glad I'm enjoying them so far, and I hope I continue to as they get older.