Today was chicken day!! We drove to Celina - about an hour north of us - to an old seminary/nursing home/farm - odd, and beautiful!! I wish I'd gotten out of the car to take a picture, but we were too excited! You can see it here on their website though. they had a million kinds of chickens, but not all for sale - and we'd reserved 4 golden comets (aka Red Stars). They're so pretty! 17 weeks old and they should start laying at 19-22 weeks. We decided to go with pullets for our first chickens, instead of chicks - but maybe we'll get chicks another year! We're already talking about converting one of the bays in the shed/barn into a coop. If we do that, they'll be right out by the garden, which would be great for insect control!