When I walked into CAL ranch a month ago I saw that they had chickens.I could not help myself and so I decided to buy a few. I gave them to my dad for his birthday. We started with 16 chickens. That number has increased dramatically. We have 18 bantams, 27 cornish rock(meat chickens), and 38 others( barred rock, rhode island red, white leg horn, buff orpington, black sex link, cinnamon queen, golden sex link to name a few) I also bought 10 phesants. After the chickens came the pigs. We have 6 pigs. The runt is pretty easy to catch and hold although he does not like it much. He sure makes lots of noise.