My name is Diane, my grandfather was an old chicken farmer and used to sell his chickens to New Yorkers as meat and eggs. I have always wanted some chickies, and just got my first batch 2 weeks ago from MPC. Nine , 2 australorps, 2 silver laced wyandottes, 2 buff orpingtons, 2 speckled sussex and 1 columbian wyandotte (had two, one passed Grew up with german shepherds, have one now along with 2 aussies , 4 cats and some fish. I am loving these entertaining little chickies which are still inside at the moment. Will miss having them in the house when they go to their new living area outside.