I just ordered my very first chickens - I'm so excited! We are in the process of building the coop and it'll be done in plenty of time; the peeps won't arrive until June 14th. So we'll get a brooder together and commence to waiting. I ordered 3 Australorps, 3 Buff Orpintons, 3 Golden Lace Wyandottes, and 3 Silver Lace Wyandottes from MPC. I specified one of the SLW to be male (hope he's the only one) and the rest all female. I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions. I've already found lots of answers reading through old postings in this forum. Thanks so much everybody for all of your wisdom!