Well my son and I had "thinned" our flock down by selling 3 SS hamburgs ( one was a roo), 2 salmon favs ( one was a roo) and 2 white cochins last weekend. Sooooooo we found a lady who is moving towns and couldnt take her flock with her. We went out today to theoretically pick up the 2 ameraucana ( man are they BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!) pullets which are about 5 months old. Well i totally should not have taken my 6 yr old chicken addicted son William with me because we came home with 1 blue silkie pullet, 2 bantam frizzle cochin pullets, 2 ameraucana pullets and 1 absolutely stunning looking ameraucana roo. Main reason we took so many was because the lady's partner was going to probably put whatever they could not rehome into soup pot. I am really surprised to see that there was very little squabbling at home between the new and the old birds. I checked everyone carefully for mites...didnt see any. Fortunately my birds are all due to be dusted with Sevin dust next week anyway so they will all get a dusting at that time. They are all settling in really well and my son is so happy its priceless. If he could just put the little black frizzle cochin down she could also get to know the other birds too! Her name is " Fro" so now we have a much larger flock than we originally planned and lots of variation: 1 standard white cochin 2 salmon favorelles 3 buff orpingtons 1 SS hamburg 4 RIR ( one is a roo...he is called Fuzzle) 3 RIW ( i think) 3 barred rocks 2 Gold sex links 2 frizzle cochin bantams ( black and white) 1 Bue silkie 2 ameraucana pullets and 1 roo 3 rouen ducks 2 white crested ducks In the baby pen we have: 4 Buff laced polish ( i think 2 roos and 2 pullets) 1 black white crested polish 1 white silkie 2 cuckoo silkies 1 black silkie SOOOOO obviously we will need to thin out the flock again before winter LOL. Mind you our flock is awesome looking, super friendly and has provided my son and I with so much fun and happiness already that its hard to imagine what i did before i had chickens!