Hey everyone! My first year as a chicken mom was an absolute success (even managed to get two roosters to love one another *proud*). This winter my project is to make plans to extend my chicken run and make my 20 acres of land more free-range friendly. BUT! Most EXCITING is figuring out what my new chickens will be in Spring, and where they will come from in the Spring! I'm really not looking for a hardcore "hatchery". I'd really like my chickens to come from low-output chicken moms and dads who have beautiful happy chickens, and I'd like to drive out and pick them up personally. So I'm hoping I can find some local chicken parents in the midwest who might be willing to hatch some extra eggs for me next Spring! I'm starting my search a bit early so I can be prepared, and have all of my hens in a row when the time comes. I am looking for Lakenvelders, Americaunas, Leghorns, and Olive Eggers. (Not sure how many I want, and I don't mind unsexed chicks, just please don't sex them behind my back and give me all roos, ya scoundrel!) The Quick-Bullets on what I'm looking for: Looking for chicken parents in the Midwest who wouldn't mind hatching a few extra eggs for me this coming spring! I DO NOT WANT high-output hatcheries. LAKENVELDERs, AMERICAUNAs, LEGHORNs and OLIVE EGGERS. I would also like you to speak up if you have French Copper Marans that lay them beautiful dark chocolate eggs. I LOVE EGGS! If you have cool eggs, let me know!!! I am willing to drive up to 6 hours from Detroit in any direction. I want to pick them up myself to prevent death and sadness. Please be okay with me coming to get the birds, I am not interested in mailed birds. I am fine with unsexed chicks. I can trade chicks or pay with cash! If you fit this description, would you mind sending some pics of your ladies? Send pics of their eggs too! I'd love to be able to mingle a bit and adopt some great BYC chicks this coming year. Also give me a number in $$ you would charge per chick. Also be sure to let me know if you are capable of sexing chicks! Because of course I'd rather have pullets. If you are interested in trade chicks, I'll be hatching a small amount of hybrids that could be Americauna, Orpington, Maran, Barred Rock mixes. Thanks all!