I haven't been around in some time - my flock has been pretty stable for some time, but a raccoon or possum got into the coop last spring and took out 5 of my layers and my big, somewhat nice roo. So... I only have 3 dominiques, 1 australorp, 1 NH red and 1 red sexlink left. Since they're going on 3, the laying is starting to drop off (the sun hasn't helped). I hadn't really planned on ordering chicks this fall, but... Darn you Murray McMurray! Darn you and your enticing website! I really missed my EEs - the raccoon got my last girl. Sigh. And I really wanted to try some BOs. So I am expecting a shipment the week of Nov 14th. Being in Central Florida, it's safer to ship when it isn't so darn hot. Still, it doesn't get terribly cold here, so I have just partitioned off part of the coop with a lamp and chick food in the past. Guess it's time to start getting it set up again! Woo hoo! Besides, once I can acclimate them to the rest of the flock, mama turkey "roosts" on the ground. (A huge BBB that I didn't have the heart to butcher last year. And she grew on me, and lays, and has a pretty much permanent stay of execution.) And I think she'll tolerate chickies snuggling up if they need any warmth. I just needed to share with other chicken people. I'm getting: 5 EE pullets 2 EE roos (I have NO roos right now - hoping for a nice one!) 2 Barred Rocks pullets 3 Buff Orpington pullets 3 New Hampshires 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, and 8 Cornish X because I really don't need 25 hens! I just have to remember not to let them get so darn big this time! They don't fit in my crockpot when they dress at 10 lbs! I love chicks!