I have been having such a blast with my chicks (at nearly 14 weeks, maybe they are called pullets now?) but, just like my kids...25, 24, 22, and 16, they will always be my "babies"! I have actually set up a mini office (two tv dinner tables, notepads and pens, laptop, wireless internet...you get the picture) next to the run so I could just watch them, and get a little work done, too. They are amazing. Who'd a thunk it? Chickens? Really? Yeah, really. They are so pretty, too. 4 Rhode Island Reds and my two roos whom I have yet to identify. I can't remember the name of the breed. They were straight run and turned out to be roos! Something I didn't know could really happen til I found you guys! I am learning SO much....what a fabulous journey!!! Each and every one of them has a personality. They all come a-runnin' when they see me, but one chick just craves for me to stroke her, two are "well, OK, since you're here....." Fourth one is "where's the food?!?"LOL Both roos are good boys. They get along great...but I am almost done with the "bachelor pad". I want eggs for breakfast, I don't need my girls to be overworked by these guys!!!!! (Oh, I know it's not the roosters who make the eggs happen....but I do know they fertilize them) So far they LOVE corn on the cob and bread. Don't care much for carrots. I never knew they could have stuff like this til I found this forum! I started this to have fresh eggs and now am realizing just how satisfying this is! Everyone always used to joke that I was "up with the chickens". I guess that's where I belong!