Our family decided we didn't have enough pets/animals wandering around (2 dogs, 1 parakeet, 2 hives of honeybees) so we decided to try and add chickens. We bought 13 chicks (marans, RIRs, and polish), lost one RIR, and sold 5 roos once we determined that they were roos. The remaining chicks are 3 months old and consist of 4 Marans and 3 Polish (two pullets and the one remaining male of the bunch). Oh, and we also gave Mom two Cochins as Mothers Day presents, but they are only a about 3-4 weeks old. I have pulled a lot of useful info from this site, but finally decided to officially become a member. We are EXTREMELY new to this, so expect a lot of ?s. Thanks for all the help so far and thanks for all the help to come.