I was all excited - today was supposed to be Chick Day at the feed store. I called, just in case, because it is quite a drive (and it is Ash Wednesday, after all). They didn't get them in, but they are getting them tomorrow! They are even getting the breed I really want (Barred Rocks). And the order is for pullets. Although, you know how it is with these non-sex-links - some of them are going to be roosters. That's okay with me. As long as they aren't ALL roosters.
I once had a friend who was a nurse. She said she bought 30 straight run chickens and one night (or rather, one very early morning) she came home from a double shift and 27 of them proclaimed they were roosters all at once. She put them all in the freezer that very morning. I always think of that story when I am tempted to buy straight run. A rooster here or there will be okay - 27 of them would be a lot of work and freezer space.
I would promise to post up pictures tomorrow, except that...Blogger is still crashing my browser when I try. So not fun.