I didn't want to go nuts with lots of chicks this year. So I talked myself out of ordering 100 from the hatchery. Then I just got the 21 last week and only 11 of those are potential hens, the other ten are meat birds.
I got an email last night from one of my favorite feed store said they had 6 different breeds of chicks in. I HAD to go look. The one kind that I was going to get from the hatchery was more Americaunas (green layers). They had some so I decided I'd just get 2-3. All their birds were $2.99 each which is reasonable. I only took $12 with me as I have a chicken problem. I was going to get 2 Americaunas and a Buffy (Man has been asking for more Buffys!!). But then the guy said, "They're all $2.99 except this second pen of Americaunas. They are older (so I'm thinking they've been fed so they are more expensive---right?), they are only $1.99 each."
CHING! So I picked up 6 Americaunas that are basically the same age as the ones I got last week.
Then I took them to homeschool gym with me, and almost every kid there held them! It was a blast. And I didn't have my camera! BUMMER!