Well, I've taken complete leave of my senses, and now have 100 JM Colored Rangers peeping away in the basement. (They are known as the McNuggets.) I've ordered my electronet fencing from Premier, and am going to get cracking on the range shelters next week. (Chicks won't be moving out to pasture for a while -- they'll go from the potato box in the basement to floor brooding in a stall in the barn, then to the pasture when they are feathered.) I'm exploring a few options for processing, which I expect to be around the end of June or beginning of July. And I'm being inundated with requests to buy from friends, family, and my SAR teammates -- including a friend who lives halfway across the country, and is on a strictly "no additives, no chemicals" diet at the moment. These will be raised on non-medicated feeds, in pasture -- not in chicken tractors, but with range shelters, protected by electronet at night, and possibly confined by it during the day -- but we have so much space, I think they may totally free range, like my laying hens. So a very natural, humane, sustainable upbringing -- but not organic feed. I have no idea how to price the birds. Per bird or per pound? How much? Those of you who sell -- how much are you getting this year for whole dressed birds? If I can get pre-orders on the scale that is threatening, at a price that covers my cost and a little more for the trouble, then I'll order another batch to be ready to go when these guys vacate the range shelters. How much do you have people pay on pre-orders? Do you discount fully-paid pre-orders that come in before a certain time? I'm in Western PA, if that makes a difference. Not a ritzy area, but not hardscrabble either.