We had been searching online about getting more chickens for the flock before the ones we got were too much older. We were even going to drive into Washington today to get a breed of chicken named a Polish:
The lady called me soon after we arranged a time to meet and said her flock was starting to die, and said we wouldn't be meeting after all, she didn't feel comfortable selling possibly sick chickens.
I went on Craigslist, and found a listing here in Newberg for Silkie chicks! These are almost as exotic looking as the Polish if not more. We purchased four chicks and we are most excited! They are all straight run, unknown sexes, but we can't wait to see these birds grow to their full grandeur.
They hatched on May 20th, so they are only three weeks behind our current ladies. I hope they are accepted by our older ones, and that we have a nice big happy flock for years to come...