I'm beginning to believe that there is someone implanting some sublimal messages here onto this message board. We first started reading when we considered getting a few chickens just to see if we could do it. The very next day we went out and bought a bunch (yes, a small bunch, but a bunch) of chickens. And we started reading and posting here almost every day. Suddenly Rick started to talk about getting some more chickens. And reading more info on the board. And telling me about it. Today we went out and bought another bunch (small bunch) of chickens. Since they are new chicks, meat type, they have to be kept separate from our other chicks, the ones in the new coop up north. No problem, these are now in the brooder and Rick will make them a playpen so they can go outside soon. Oh, but wait. No matter that I said many times that I wouldn't get any of those noisy ugly guineas, there were some in a tub and they looked so lonely that I bought 3 of them too. About 3 weeks old. Of course they can't go in the brooder with the Vantress, and they can't go in the coop with the others, so they are now in a big rubbermaid tote. Once they are older I'll gradually introduce them to the rest. And then there is the issue of food. The Vantress eat different food than the RIR and BR. Until tomorrow when we get back up north the guineas are having to eat the broiler feed because that's where the chick starter feed and the scratch feed is. WE now have 15 RIR, 2 BR 15 Vantress, and 3 guineas. So, why did we make our lives just a little more complicated? Because chickens are cool! As I said, someone here is messing with our minds, wanting us to buy more chickens, LOL.