How I love thee. So Here is my chicken history this year. October...Started out with zero. Decided I wanted to get a couple chicks. I search craigslist, and had a local guy with a sign in his yard. Called on 2 silkies off craigslist, and ended up calling the local guy as well. Picked up 4 chicks and 1 baby quail from the local guy, next day picked up the 2 silkie Chicks. About a week later I decided I wanted a little bit older birds as well and went back to the local guy for 2 pullets that were expected to start laying any day now. Then I got the urge to hatch, so I stopped by a guy down the road and asked if he had any fertile eggs. He gave me some. I hatched out 6 chicks. Quail laid an egg, so I decided she needed companion quail and bought 2 more. I decided I wanted buff silkies. I ordered shipped eggs to incubate. Sooo I was like OH NO. what am I going to do with all these chickens? So I asked my BIL if he wanted the 6 chicks I hatched out. He agreed and kept them in with his 3 quail. I prepped for a hatch that was a disaster. Hen goes Broody. Order more eggs and put 8 under her. BIL calls and asks if I want the chicks back as well as his quail because his wife was over her chicken fever. We picked them up today. They are just now feathered out enough to be out in the coop with the chicks I purchased in October. Soooo as of right now I have 13 chickens in the coop, 1 in the broody box with 8 eggs under her, and 6 quail.. I need a bigger coop...but DH says NO! Oh, and I put a light in the coop for the babies since they've never been without light and all the older chickens huddled under it and I had to shoo them away to let the babies under it. LOL Crazy Crazy Fun Beautiful Chickens!!!!!!!!!