I am new and have lots of chicks!! 120 !!! I bought all breeds and even some fertile eggs I am on day 19 of first hatch and going NUTS! (ahem!) About me... My family left the big city for the county 8 months ago and never looked back. We have chickens, 6 goats and even a new calf next week. I do not know WHY I love chickens, I just love to watch them they are so relaxing. Speak of Chicken TV.... We just turned off our cable and will save $120 a month! Chickens are better anyway. I am very concerned with the economy.... the chicken "shortage" in most commercial hatcheries tell me that lots of other people are just as concerned. Most important is that I am providing eggs/meat (and a garden) to provide food for my family/cut down our grocery bills is very imprortant to me. Living a more simple life and more meaniful is the best I think so far..... I work at home and my job allows me to be at home all the time. I am a very blessed person.