DW and I decided that we want to start raising chickens. We cleaned out an old chicken coop, went to Tractor Supply and got 1 dozen mixed red straight run peeps, along with a feeder, waterer, feed, shavings, and a heat lamp. I was told (by my dad) that straight run means hens and roosters together. Can anybody tell me if that's right? It doesn't matter; they'll either be in the crock pot or laying eggs. Win/win either way. Just checked on the little things right now and it's 90° in the pen and they are all snuggled up on the edge of the light beam. All looks to be well.