Hey, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself. I've been reading all about chickens and having serious chicken envy for years. FINALLY I live somewhere that I can keep chickens. I just got my first little flock yesterday from a local feed store. 3 silver laced wyandottes, 3 golden laced wyandottes, 2 araucanas and one black australorp. Hopefully all ladies, but I really wouldn't mind a roo too. They are supposedly two weeks old tomorrow (2/1/17), but looking at them closer we really think they aren't all the same ages. Some are much smaller than the others. My 2 araucanas seem to be very sleepy all the time and not too coordinated. Not sure what's going on with that, but I'm keeping a close eye on them. Maybe they are just stressed out still from their previous environment and then the trip home. The lady at the feed store wasn't too gentle with them when she was getting them for me. I kind of wanted to shove her out of the way and tell her I'd get them myself. Anyway, so happy to finally have chickens and I'm really looking forward to all the eggs I'll be getting starting later this year. Nice to meet you all and thanks for having such a great community here. I've been stalking for quite a while. Now that I have my ladies I figure it's time to get active here.