My DH and I were at my Mom's Saturday she said she just came back from a yard sale that had chickens., I of course said where. So off to the yard sale we went BTW my DH already thought 10 chickens were plenty that I already have anyhoo, arrived there the poor things maybe 10-13 Barred Rocks shoved in a small cage barely any room to move. I was asking about the biddies and the lady didn't know much about chickens at all ( I wish I had the room to have taken them all ) She said she ordered them from McMurry and they were approx. 8 weeks old $5 ea. or if you buy more than one $4 ea. So I picked out what looked to be by me 2 girls and a guy, I took the guy that was smaller than the other guys who was missing a few tail feathers, I knew they picked on him. They all looked healthy but really shy, I believe they were kept in a small area, err..for goes the peckinest of them. They sleep in with my other girls and 1 silkie guy who does not want them near his silkie lady friend at all very evident of that, then they free range all day till today I'm dividing the coop till my others get just a little bigger their just 2 weeks behind the new ones. I don't like pecking I have been giving lectures to them all since day one about pecking and eating poo, they don't always listen, I will be posting chicken house rules and will refer to them if I have to., As for my 8 girls I ordered they are about 5.5 weeks old and I am wondering if one of EE is a guy , EE is infatuated with my white plymoth rock girl, chases her, pulls at her tail feathers and tries to mount her. who knows!