after getting 4 asst. banty chicks from my local feed store, I LOVE CHICKENS!! i just ordered 22 new chicks from ideal. probably won't get here till mid june because all the kinds i wanted were sold out till then. i think i have a white cornish, gold laced cochin, barred rock and mille at the moment and i just ordered 14 cornish crosses to raise and eat, then 4 easter eggers and 4 blue silkies. i'd prefer males to eat, but i'd love to get mostly pullets for the fancier ones. one male silkie would be fantastic... we'll see!! anyone else ordered breeds that were sold out @ ideal?? any advice on the breeds i got? i'm very VERY new to chickens.