My Hubby is a Merchant Sailor and works out of state for 3 weeks, and is home for 3 weeks. While he was gone, one of our cockerels died. To make the kids and myself feel better, I decided to add a Buff Orpington pullet and a Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet to our flock. I keep "forgetting" to tell him that we got them. I honestly don't think he'll notice.(at least for a day or two) Who else has gotten chickens w/ out their other half knowing ?