Hello everyone, since getting my first chick at the end of September I have always been directed to BYC and found myself exploring almost daily, so I finally decided to make an account! I own three chicks as of now and plan on getting a few more as my city limit is 7. I am also in the process of finishing a coop. I'm a student, a biomedical major focusing on a pre-dental degree with aspirations to become a dentist, and live in South Texas. The last time my family owned chickens was about thirteen years ago when I was barely 5 years old, I was too young to really remember but now I would like some of my own! I bought my first chicken at a flea market two months ago because I had my mind set on getting a chicken for while, she is mixed/still don't know what breed (will have to make a thread on that). First day it cried and cried and with just one internet search I found it is not good to have one chicken alone, so I had to buy another next day! I found cute bantam silkie chick at a local feed store. My boyfriend and I fell in love with them and had to get another, we went back to the same feed store and got another bantam silkie (which I think might be a rooster ). We are now building a small coop which be plan to finish by next month. I never knew how much responsibility could go into raising chicken, but now I know and can't get enough! I love this site already and how helpful it is to providing information on every single aspect of raising chickens. I hope to contribute all that I can and meet others who can help me along my journey of raising happy, healthy chickens!