Just had to vent... We didn't want the hassle of raising the chicks again and waiting for them to start laying so we recently purchased 4 full grown hens from a local Amish farm. We are not doing this again. After a couple of days we noticed the chickens were really picking at themselves and after observation noticed that they had a lot of mites. Not only that but they seem to lathargic and old too. And now they've taught our hens bad habits and they stay indoors all day long. I've about had it with them!! So just wanted to share my lesson with others- get chicks and don't buy them full grown (or of course hatch them yourselves)!