Hi, I wanted to introduce myself. I am new to chickens,although I have been thinking about getting some for many years. In September I bought two 8 week old easter egger pullets, and I am in love. I named them Agatha Christie (Aggie) and Harper Lee. I live in the suburbs in the San Francisco bay area, and the chickens are strictly pets, but of course the eggs will be greatly appreciated, when they come! I am eagerly awaiting them, anxious to see what colors they will be. I am hoping for blue or green, but I'll be happy with whatever comes.Neither my husband nor I are very handy in the building department, so I ordered a kit coop with a small attached run area. I did manage to build a functional, though not very pretty extension for their run, from PVC and hardware cloth. I also move them around the yard in a dog x-pen with a cover on it, for some variety. The plan is to let them range in my fenced yard when I am home, but I don't trust my dogs with them yet. I've been lurking on this site for a while, and I've gotten so much good info from all of you. I figured it was time to join the family! Hopefully, I'll get some pictures posted, I'm not so great with computers either.