Hey there everyone! Long-time lurker of the site, here. I've always wanted chickens but am finally now able to have them. I now also understand chicken math lol. Aimed to start out with 6...yeah that didn't work. I have 19 chicks that are about 8 weeks old and staying in their nice new coop. My flock is mixed. One silkie and one silkie mix, 6 easter eggers, a rir, 2 light brahmas, 2 silver laced wyandottes, 1 gold laced wyandotte, 2 black austrolorps, 2 buff orpingtons and a buff laced polish. They are all very tame. I used to sit with them on the couch in small bunches at a time, rotating who was out. Now they greet me at the coop door and I have scratches all over me from where they jump and climb on me like a jungle gym. My favorites quickly became the orpingtons, the brahma twins aka 'The Puffs' and one of the EE's. But the first two breeds are definitely the sweetest since day 1. And the worst one is the single Rhode Island red. She's not interested in treats, or anything to do with anything. Guys..I can't stop buying them. I'll need to build a new coop before long...help.