On Saturday, I bought 8 chicks from the chick man at our feed store, who was having "Fall Chick Days". Normally, you buy chicks in the spring. His idea was a good one... get your chicks now, and by spring, the pullets will be ready to lay for you. Since I need replacements, I realized it was a good idea for me.
So... I bought two Buff Orpingtons, two Golden Comets, and two Ameracaunas, which were 3 days older than the others. I was totally captivated by the boxes of tiny straight run bantams he had... and ended up buying two Porcelain D'Uccles (which he called "Dee Uccles"). All were healthy, and after being put in the nursing cage and a light put on them, began eating and drinking with relish.