My husband and I are first time chicken owners. We have 6 ISA Browns, 2 Buff Orphingtons, and 2 Golden Comets. We also purchased 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 2 Barred Rocks. One of the black ones died the first night and we are not yet sure if it was the Barred Rock or Wyandotte. I suspect the latter. The chicks are now 2 weeks old. There is so much to learn but it is exciting.