I got two of my girls in June 2009 Which were two Silkies Betty and Lucy then in August I got two more chicks only days old which were Amaraconas Penny and Lizza. I like to think of my girls as pets as they are very spoiled. I have two dogs that think they are part chicken too. The dogs and chicken get along good. I really love having chickens and think everyone should have a couple of girls.