I finally took the plunge. Southern States got a new shipment of babies in this morning, and I went and got 6. The lady there who picked them for me said she's 75% sure I got 5 hens and 1 rooster, based on the color of the feet? Anyway, got them home and one of the little girls seemed sick, or tired, or something. She kept falling asleep on her feet, and laying down, sometimes a little sideways. So I separated her just in case. Now she's making all sorts of racket! Now I have a new worry, as well as worrying about my chocolate lab's interest in them. She shakes while she looks at them, and all I can think is "It's like she can't wait to get her teeth around one". SIGH. I am afraid to let her near one so she can get used to them, cuz I'm afraid she'll try to eat it Anyway, they are a day old, barred rock babies. Hoping I do everything right and don't lose any!