Hello! I'm from Anchorage, Alaska. I am new to chickens; I got 7 straight-run Marans/EE mix chicks in March. They were bred for cold-hardiness and egg size/color by a local breeder. 3 of those chicks turned out to be roos, and we couldn't keep them due to a city ordinance. (Very sad for me!) We got two 3-4 month old red sexlinks this past week. I have a very understanding husband who humored me in getting chicks and now finds the chickens hilarious. We have 2 children, ages 8 and 7, who are enjoying keeping chickens with me. I'm excited to be a part of BYC! The reds are Zelda and Carrots, the black girls are Mrs. Featherbottom, Tulip, Annabel Lee and Waffles.