I finally finished reading through this post. It was great! I got hooked on the "waiting it out" and was ready to jump to the end but then you guys all started hatching eggs and I didn't want to know the ending without reading the journey. Is there room for a second lindz in this group? My countdown has started for 2 groups of chickens Due week of Oct 28 - 2 white silkies, 2 black copper marans, 2 blush? polish (I went for crazy this round) Due week of Nov 12 - 5 EE And I'm waiting on my coop to be finished. I found a great guy on craigslist who is making me one. From now til then I'll brush up on my PIE making skills and poetry! Question - Should I make a pie for when they arrive so they know what it is and then hold out for anymore until they are ready to lay to bribe them into giving up eggs?