Well, what started with my wife 4 weeks ago saying, "I want two chickens." Turned into five today. We had increased the total from two when we found out that three was a better number. That somehow became four. Two weeks ago, we went to Wes's Pets and Feed in El Monte and put in an order for a Barred Rock, New Hampshire Red, Golden Laced Wyandotte and a Cuckoo Maran. Last week he was only able to get the BR, so we waited a week. I checked in with him on Wednesday and he said that he could not get the CM. I thought that the Golden Laced would have been a problem. I made an executive decision to opt for an Easter Egger. Today we waited until most of the kids were done with school, (oldest had a robotics deadline to deal with) and headed down to Wes's. He got the CM in with his order. Wife was set to only have four after conceding the number needed to be more than two. Now the dilemma. Go with the original order or change to the Araucana. I sort of blurted out that we will have plenty of room in my yet to be finished coop and run (12'x5'). Our adventure goes forth with four 2 day old ladys. One added 8 day old Easter Egger. Wife says the fifth is my Valentine present...maybe so!