After hawks and other predators severely decreased our numbers of layers last year, we decided to cover the chicken yard with netting, order new chickens and place a second chicken coop at the other side of the yard. A few weeks ago, our day old chicks arrived. For now, they are staying in Mike and Becky's garage until they are large enough to move into one of the older houses. There they will continue to grow until they are large enough to hold their own with our few remaining older gals. This batch numbers 26 and is an assorted brown egg laying batch. It has been so much fun to watch them change as they grow....I think they are going to be beauties!