Well, technically not a newbie... but I used to be part of the first backyardchickens forum a long time ago when I was in my teens and did 4-H. Since, I have bought my own home and have a family and have decided to incorporate one of my loves in life in to all of this, and that is CHICKENS! I held back the urge to buy chicks from the feed store, mainly because I saw the look on my husbands (who has never had a chicken in his lifetime) face when I was showing them to my daughter (LOL). I made a comment to him the other day how I wanted to start our daughter in 4-H soon and he had all kinds of questions, so needless to say, we have chickies coming who are supposed to be here between the 1st-4th of Sept. I ordered 25 of the Special Assorted Bargain and 25 Assorted Purebred Bantams. Hoping for a good variety of breeds, has anyone else here ordered from McMurray? I use to order chicks from them years ago and always was pleased with the outcome, but it has been years! I don't think I can wait much longer to get them, verrrry excited!!