Hi ya'll! I just joined and have really enjoyed the items I have read. I have also been able to look up answers to questions in a snap. So thank you all for your postings! I have not dealt with chickens since I was a child a very looooooong time ago so this is a fun new experience. My husband raised chickens many years ago and he is having fun with our new brood, too. I have 14 surviving 10 day old barred rock chicks, and one 10 day old "rare" gift bird that came with my order. I think she/he is a white crested black polish. I say she/he on the Polish because it is from a straight run so it could be either. How to handle a rooster with all my layers....hmmmm. We will wait and see what happens! I lost one of my original 15 BR to pasting on day 2. Since then I have keep a close eye on their back ends and caught the problems early! I got lots of great advice here. Thanks again, everyone!!