Hi all: Although I grew up around farms and chickens, I have never owned any before.....That is until a box arrived the first week of February with 26 baby chicks!!! We ordered them through McMurray Hatchery. They were all healthy with the exception of one little chick. After spending some time on Google, we discovered she had splayed leg. I tried my best to help her with a couple different fixes I found online but she passed away within the first week. (Heart breaking!) We chose the assorted brown egg layers and are still trying to determine what all we have. We will be splitting them with our friend so I am in the process of choosing the ones I want to keep. My #1 girl is a Barred Rock. I am doing research to tell what the others are. My youngest and I have named her Hei-Hei (the cute chicken from Moana and also the name of the caregiver that took care of my grandparents the last 10 years or so of their life). I am looking forward to learning all about raising chickens!!! Any advice for a newbie is greatly appreciated!