Hello from Central Illinois. This is my first time having chickens. I'e always wanted some and have been looking into keeping them for a few years now. My fiance surprised me today with 4 chicks. He called and said "Do you want some chicks?" He read off all the names of what they have and I decided on 2 Americaunas (probably EE to be brutally honest.) And 2 Plymoth Rock. They are supposed to be pullets,but we shall see in a few weeks. I'm a mom to 4 and I have 1 and a half horses. My 2yr is animal crazy just like her mom. I'm here to learn and to get feedback on problems that may arise. I THOUGHT I was ready for chickens,but thinking and them actually being here are totally different. Just hoping I do everything right!