Last night I was given 6 laying hens and 2 roosters (yes, of course, hubby doesn't know yet!!! LOL!) I am supposed to pick them up tonight. She said that with a heat light they lay about 3-4 eggs a day and they are extremely tame and social. They were her babies. I was one of many people that responded to her add and she chose us. She is giving me everything - cage to transport, feed, books, mite powder, everything that she has for them. This was the add that she placed These chickens don't want to be in your pot. They are show chickens(silkies, puffed polish...) They're very friendly and come when you call them. They love to sit on the back porch and walk to the nieghbor's house. They've never known what its like to live in a cage. I have about 6 females, who do lay eggs and 2 roosters, one of which is named David Bowie because of his crazy hairstyle. They want to go to a caring person who won't cook them and will put a heat lamp and cedar chips out for the winter and trim their nails. If you can't tell, they're very spoiled but I'm moving out of country and can't take them with me. I'd like to send them together because arranging several pickups for 1 or 2 chickens can get hectic. When she called to talk to me - she was so nice! Anyway - I am going to put a shelf up when I get home tonight to put their food and nesting area up where the goaties can't get the food - but is there anything else I need to watch for?