Edited to add today. I ended up having to rehome my Americaunas because of all the noise and stress here from the Gas drilling. Made me very sad as I have had them from day 2 of life, but they went to a great home with Ninjapoodles and they are doing great. So of course now I am down to 19 instead of 24 hens that will be all eventually laying for me!!! Tragedy of tradegies!!!(That can not happen----- must have an even amount! ) So I already figure I have 14 coming in September but ----- that is only 33 hens, OMG what to do I wanted AT LEAST 3 dozen. So --- of course ----- you already KNOW what I have done!!!!! I called Ideal ( those rotten no good enablers - all to happy to change orders ) and of course ordered 3 more chicks and now already I am sitting here thinking I should order a couple extra just in case we have a tragedy or two so I can stay at 3 dozen layers. Some one stop me or this will never , ever , end and the chickie takeover will be here in Arkansas and my husband will know for sure that I am a friutcake!!!!!!!!! Well I did it again I just love those fuzzy butts so much and looking at those pictures makes me just keep wanting more soo- I did it again. Just placed another order with Ideal for 14 more fuzzies. They aren't going to come until September and I have planned it that way so all the little ones will be old enough to intergrate with the big girls by then. We are adding another bigger run before that and dividing the coop to give the big ones more room and the little ones will start on the floor in a smaller divided area of thier own. They will all see each other but not be able to get to one another. This will pretty much complete my flock ----- for now (it is NEVER enough) and I will have constant laying hens as I have staggered the ages to include the molting times. I just love those fuzzies but I am going to stop buying more with these----- I am not addicted, I can stop whenever I want ---- I CAN ----- stop laughing and get up!!!!!!! As I was saying this will complete the flock for now, ---- although ------ in the spring the DH is talking of making the coop twice the size that it is now to give them more room. I am sure I will not order more though, ---- well probably not, ------ well , maybe not. OH STOP it now. LOL Trudy (you all know me soooooo well don't you!) Edited to add this ---- and you will all be laughing now!!!! ---- OMG --- I have to stop this madness, I just called Ideal and changed the order twice on her in 10 minutes and she was still nice, and she even asked me if I wanted to up the order to more! What does she think I am ----- A Chicken ADDICT??????