Hello all! You guys can call me Brindle, Finch, or Sophie - I'm a total chicken newbie and am expecting my first chicks around the 16th! I'm currently awaiting a Wyandotte (Silver Laced), Orpington (Buff), Australorp, and two Cochins (Silver Laced and B/B/S!). I also have a little silkie bantam roo coming as well, because we saw them and absolutely fell in love with them (he's already been dubbed Mr. Muppet ). Not looking for anything other than a couple eggs a week and some friendly chikkys! We live on a rather big property with plenty of woods and open ground, so chickens are a perfect fit for us! We have two (indoor) cats, and two dogs! I enjoy ceramics, horseback riding (when I get a chance to, it's been a while), and writing! I'm currently studying to be a phlebotomist! I'm very happy to meet all of you and can't wait to read more about chickens!