Thank you so much for all of the replies. This seems like a really close knit group of folks who know A LOT about chickens. I really appreciate the info. We've named the 4 hens after flowers. I'm a florist, so it's fitting. Rose, Lily, Heather and Daisy. Daisy is the most docile of the group. Having a hard time with the name for the rooster. A question Should we be giving them eggshells as a supplement? And what kind of treats/snacks do they like besides apples? They are 9 months old and this is their first laying season. We got a specific for laying feed that is well balanced. Nothing special.