A year ago I got this idea--- "gee, wouldn't it be fun to raise some chickens". So I read everything I could find about chickens and I started planning and set up a coop. Then came March and I ordered 25 chicks from McMurray--- I couldn't decide on a particular breed, I didn't have a clue--- I just wanted some nice looking chickens that laid brown eggs--- So I got their brown layer selection. A couple weeks later I got this call from the PO to pick up a box that was making a lot of noise--- I got it home and opened it and there were 26 of the cutest multi colored fuzz balls I had ever seen--- it was love at first sight . As the weeks went on it was a thrill each day to see how they changed and to come to know each ones personalities. Then one day the gray one crowed (freebie) A beautiful Blue Andalusian--- nice surprise--- then a couple of weeks later my Columbian wyandotte pullet crowed --- another surprise --- but a good one. Since then I have hatched several of my own eggs and the end of August ordered 16 more chicks and set up another coop and yard. This time I knew what I wanted--- RIR's, BO's, Australorps, GLW's and EE's--- and already my thoughts have turned to spring--- a few more EE's--- or maybe some Favorelles----- WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!!!!!