Hi, I am Cat, and I just got 8 baby chicks for Mother's Day. These will be pets and are for eggs. I do not eat meat. I got 4 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Gold Lace Wyandottes. I am hoping one of the Buff Orpingtons is a rooster. I am 52, live in the country in Southern Indiana with my hubby, two indoor cats, one dog and now 8 chickens. We are going to let the chickens free Range, and we now have to build the coop. I am so excited, I have always wanted chickens.