I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and I'm expecting my chicks to arrive from My Pet Chicken any time in the next few days - 3 Australorpe, 2 Speckled Sussex and 3 Welsummer. It's very exciting! I'm married (32 years) with two grown children, one little grandson and two little dogs (Shi Tzu mixes). My DH has so far been very understanding about my current obsession with chickens and building my backyard coop. I'm hoping it'll be contagious!