My husband has always wanted chickens from the time he was a young boy scout, but his parents always refused. After many years of parrot ownership he talked me into chickens. We recently took the leap into chicken ownership. It's only been 1 day and we are all in love with these busy ladies. Even our Chiweinie will sit on the lawn chair and just watch them as they go about their business. We got 4 Easter Egger Pullets from McMurray Hatchery. The fragile baby chicks still intimidated me so we started with fully vaccinated 18-22 weekers. After a delay in shipping thanks to the post office. (arrived a day late with no reason why) Our 4 chickens arrived with eggs in thier box! Of the 4 chickens 3 laid eggs. 1 managed to lay 2 eggs but it broke in shipping. (she was the crankiest and didn't want out of the box) They were pretty dehydrated when they arrived(looking woozy on their feet no real twitchy chicken head movement..not normal chicken behaviors) so luckily we had purchased the Electrolyte powder Quik Chik to put in the water. Within less than an hour they had bounced back and happily were digging away and exploring the new coop/run Here's 3 of the surviving eggs. The ipad did a horrible job showing colors. In light outside the green looks like bright spring green. I was shocked there were eggs in the box, because I thought we would have about a month before ever getting our first egg. I am very grateful for Backyard Chickens forum. My husband made a watering system watering system for them after seeing someone else's set up on here. It works great can't wait to implement more awesome ideas I've found on here. Sadly since we currently live in Las Vegas we are required to keep them in a coop/run at all times as well as no rooster allowed. Next improvement.. Larger run.