So... my husband is a general contractor. I'm always coming up with projects to use up all the crap... I mean building supplies he has laying around. I thought a little chicken coop would be simple and we'd use up random material to boot. My husband, however, doesn't believe in 'throwing things together'. I ordered 14 chicks from Ideal - 4 EE's and 10 assorted broilers, all girls. I'm so glad I orded an assortment. They sent me 2 barred, 2 sussex, 2 buff brahmas, 2 partridge and 2 white rock. I love having the variety and seeing how different they are. The EE's, IMO, are GORGEOUS! The others aren't bad either My daughter initally gave all the meaties food names but this one has been re-named Lucky since she's Abby's favorite and has become a lap chicken. I can't believe how big the white rocks are. From day one they were so much bigger than the others. My daughter named them 'Lunch' and 'Dinner'.