Greetings from Kentucky. After months of research and reading here, I received my first shipment of chicks 5 days ago. Wow! Already such an experience. They were so easy to identify and we ended up with all the top hat varieties they offer... 1 gorgeous Golden polish, 4 Silver polish, 5 White Crested black polish, 6 Buff Laced polish, 2 White polish, 2 Mottled Houdans, 2 Crevecours, and 4 Sultans. We ordered a White Silkie and got an extra White Silkie. Free, came a Buff brahama bantam. Our order could not have been better for straight run. I can't wait to see them develop and learn by this experience. I am having thoughts of listing any extra roosters for purchase for show or 4-H. It's so funny to watch them. I am suprised how fast they develop real feathers. My mom is going to be in shock...she told me never get chickens. She doesn't know what she's missin'! haha! I am curious about using kaolin clay. I have some. The feather footeds are sitting on it right now in the sun in an aquarium. I am going to guess that it might be some maintanence to keep their feet feathers beautiful while they are in the brooders. Right? I let them wade in some water to clean them up, then their feet air dried then I put them in the clay aquarium. I didn't use much on the bottom. Too much work for chickens? I want to increase my flock without ordering any more so it is very important that I do everything right so the chicks stay healthy and thrive. I don't want to overdo it either or pamper them. I want them to be tough. Something else I noticed is that if they are not peeping, they are happy. When the peeping is loud and constant, they need something. Reading never prepares you for what it is really like. Who else on here keeps some of these? Love to hear about their characteristics and personalities. Oh yeah, something else I was wondering about is inbreeding. What are the rules for chickens?