Ok what I have kind of narrowed it down to, (or picked off the Murry site) is: Buff Orpingtons -5 pullets Barred Rocks- 5 pullets Rhode Island Reds 5 pullets A few Red Stars (gonna try getting some 17 week old hens so theyll lay sooner-2 and a few chicks-3) a few black star chicks 2 some Araucana females-5 and two males and apparently they throw in some kind of rare exotic chick, but wont tell you the sex or breed, my luck itll be a rooster lol. And Vaxed for the Mareks (do I need to do this honestly, its only like 5 more to have em vaxed??). What do yall think honestly? Im not crazy about the itty chicks, and am gonna wait till at least May to get them cause 30 baby chicks in the house Im afraid may stink and hubs has kind of said no, so Im gonna fix up a heat lamp out in the coop for them (there is already a small cage thing in there). Ive contacted a local elderly lady that is needing the money and wanting to sell a few of her laying hens, so am waiting on that to get with them and buy 4-5 grown ones right now so Ill go ahead and have some eggs. I picked the first two breeds because it said they were good winter layers (although didnt say the size of the eggs). Our weather is W TX, hot in the summer with it regularly getting over 100. Winters are a few days of staying below freezing during the day and a maybe freezing at night for a few months but getting in the 40s or 50s normally during the day, although this winter we have seen temps as high as 80s and 90s during the day, and then had a week of it not getting above 0 with snow, but it has been a freaky wierd winter too. Hubs also wondered if all these breeds would get along? I havent placed the order cause I need to call them, they say your PO will get them but wont let me use a PO box for shipping, and living out in the country (20 miles from the actual PO) a physical address is hard to find sometimes and UPS will deliver but their main warehouse is like 100 miles away so dont want to have to go there and pick them up, and Fed Ex just purely wont deliver. So I need to get some answers as to wehre you'll actualy have to go to pick these things up. OT for the chicks deal but I'm gonna ask as I'm not sure where to put it, but for a grown ckicken a simple pan of water shoudl be good enough to water them out of right? There is one chicken left that the previous owners abandonded, and she's running free (haven't caught her in the chicken house yet but she's laying an egg a day there), and I'm planning on catching her tonight in there, and feed can you free feed safly?