I am new to the BYC website and just started raising some baby chicks in June 2010 ( Starting with 3-day old baby chicks - a Barred Plymouth Rock, a Rhode Island Red and a Welsummer). Mostly here at the site to glean pearls of wisdom from those of you that are experienced in raising chickens and to give back, if I can, as I share my experiences. I'm all about ensuring that I do what I can to raise happy and healthy chickens in Western NY (City of Rochester). I'm really looking forward to the process and the destination. Please feel free to pop me a line if there's something I might be able to do to be helpful in your adventure too! Let the fun begin!