Hello- I posted this in buy/sell/trade, also, but thought more people who might be ordering chicks would look in this topic. I have a very small flock (it will be no more than 7 hens) and am finding that purchasing 50 lbs of grit, food, and oyster shell at a time is a storage nightmare. Plus, I was told by the feedstore that the food is only "good" for about 6 weeks, and I should replace it after that time (even if it doesn't get wet) because insects would start to eat it and degrade it. Is there someone in the DFW area who also has a small flock, who would be interested in splitting the bags and the cost? Also, I have one Barred Rock, 4 Production Reds (just got them today; they are so cute!), and would like to get one Silver-Laced Wyandotte and one Ameraucauna/Araucauna. If anyone within a 3 hour drive is going to be ordering pullets soon, and could order an extra couple of "Caunas and SLWs, I would be happy to pay for them and come pick them up. I am NOT (repeat to self, several times!!), NOT, NOT going to order at least 10 chicks just so I can get a SLW and 'Cauna. Because then I would keep them, and they'd be so cute I'd get more, and then...well, you get the idea! And I don't really want to get broiler roos just for "packing material" and have to do them in. My email address is [email protected] Please put a reference to BYC in the subject line because I get spammed a lot and don't normally open emails from people I don't know! Thanks so much!!