Well folks. I just picked up first brood of layers. I actually ended up getting eight instead of my original five. I have several barred rocks, three black sexlink, and I think the other ones are rhode island reds(not completely sure). They are in the brooder sleeping right now. Is it normal for them to get real active and then to all pile up together and go to sleep? I hope they are doing well. I gave them some feed and water, and they were pecking and drinking a little. My kids are SO EXCITED!