Hello! I'm from Vacaville, CA. I am a stay at home mom to a 4 year old and a 2 year old. I just got my first babies yesterday. One Buff Orpington, one Rhode Island Red, one Barred Rock, and one Ameraucana. They are brooding in my dog's kennel under a heat lamp in some pine shavings. I just added a little roosting stick! We'll see how they do with it. They are three days old and we are already in love! At first I was a little skittish about holding the chicks as they were pretty alien to me! I already have them taking naps on my chest in little piles of chicks and I'm washing poop off of me afterward! Surprisingly, I'm ok with it! I guess it is the mother in me!