On Friday my husband and I went to a coworker's farm to pick up 10 pullets (at $3/each... I thought that was pretty good ). I had hoped to get a variety of breeds, but when we got they they said that the Rhode Island Reds were picking on the Araucanas, so I should get all of one kind or the other. I went with the Araucanas... although, I need your help to tell me if that's what they really are. From everything I read it seems more likely that they are Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers than Araucanas. Here are some pictures! This one is my buddy. She's the friendliest one so far: Here's a couple roosting in the coop: I'm really enjoying them and even though my husband won't admit it, I think he likes the chickens, too! I know our kitten, Smokey, is enjoying them. I walked over to the coop tonight to get ready to move it to new spot in the yard and found this: Smokey was laying right inside the corner of the run area contently watching the girls! We're not sure when or how she got in there for sure. As long as she's happy to watch and not attack the chickens, I'll be happy! We went to pick up the chickens expecting to only bring them home with us... however, while we were there my husband found another critter that he just HAD to have: This is Joel (he already had a name when we got him). He's a jersey/holstein cross calf who is only about 8 days old! Why we had to have him when we both already have beef cows and calves, I don't know! He is cute, though.