I was only going to get 3 or 4 chickens for fresh eggs in the back yard. I swear that was all! After reading up on chicks and how you often get a roo or one or two die unexpectedly I decided to get 6 chicks totally expecting to loose two or three. Somehow all my chicks grew up healthy and strong and all pullets. I figure that was ok. I really liked their personalities and having them as pets. What is one or two more chickens, right? Due to this very addicting forum and all its eye candy I started to long for those beautiful blue eggs. I hoped one of my EE's would supply them. They disappointed me when they both laid greenish/khaki eggs. Well I still needed a blue egg layer! One more won't hurt right? Well, we all know you can't just get one chick for several reasons. I think I can pack two more birds in if I add some more roosting space in the coop. They free range most of the day and also have a nice run to hang out in. They shouldn't be crowded. *Problem* It is impossible to purchase just 2 sexed day old Ameraucana pullets shipped to your door in the fall. I could hatch some though! Got a bator ordered. After a long search I found some hatching eggs, but upon ordering the eggs, somehow my fingers clicked on a few FBCM eggs as well. Not sure how that happened! Out of those 11 eggs I am down to 4 still in the bator (lock down tomorrow night). I have totally convinced myself that none of these 4 eggs will hatch and if they do they will be roos or die so what do I go and do? I purchase more eggs to hatch. Supposed to get here this weekend. I won't even mention that I haven't a place to keep them just yet. My original coop is only designed to hold 6 1/2 birds square foot wise. I have been looking over plans to build me a little a frame tractor to keep them in if they hatch. That would be two coops and a lot more birds than I had planned on. What am I thinking? I only wanted a few birds for fresh eggs! What went wrong?