When we ordered the chicks we chose Golden Buffs, also known as Golden Comet, Golden Sex Link, Cinnamon Queen, and Red Star. They lay 5 plus big, brown, eggs a week and are small (around 4 lbs.) and docile hens. The other great thing about Golden Buffs is the hatchery is able to tell the sex of the chicks when they hatch by their color. I don’t want a rooster “YET” so this breed seemed to be the best choice for us. On July 18th, 18 peeping, puff balls arrived!! The play pen with a heat lamp worked great for keeping them nice and warm.
My girls and I were instantly in love!! We had a hard time leaving the chicken coop, they were just to much fun to sit and watch. To my pleasant surprise they were very hardy little buggers. I thought we might lose a few in the mail or shortly after they arrived but they were all healthy, active and surprisingly loud!