MY 5 year old can't type yet, so I'll be typing for her, but she's looked through the threads with me and was really excited to participate and have her own thread for her first batch of easter egger chicks. We got "5" hens (we got an extra, so 6 total) and 2 roo's from Cackle Hatchery. They all arrived alive, and in good condition. So far, so good. They peck at me when I put my hands in off and on, and I can pick them up and hold them for a few minutes with out them freaking out on us. If they put their necks out and start chirping really loud, I put them back in their pen. We hold them until they do that though, so they are quickly learning to communicate with us on when they want us to put down. One of the yellow chicks freaks out really fast and always wants us to put her down. Our two males are the loudest protesters. The reddish-brown one pecks the most. Our dark colored ones, and dark spotted on love being held the most. We haven't quite figured out how to tell apart our 2 males (they have a green spot on their head, courtesy of the hatchery, but the males look identical right now) but our two yellow hens also look like almost identical, and we still need to figure out how to tell them apart. Once we get to know them better, we'll name them. One of the roo's is always staring at me and tilting his head. I tease my daughter that he's plotting ways to eat us.