Hello BYC community! I have been wanting chickens for the last few years and after moving this fall to our new home, it looks like it will finally be able to happen! Chicks will be arriving this spring just in time for my birthday!! Can't think of a better way to celebrate turning 35. I have my husband and father working on brooder and coop plans from my many sketches and Pinterest posts. I'm planning a mixed flock of Black Giants, Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, Sussex and Welsummers (anyone want to weigh in with their thoughts on these breeds, feel free). I've been reading everything I can get my hands on and have several great reference books (Gail Damerow is my guru) on standby but am looking forward to having BYC's extensive community as a place to turn to for support/advice when needed!!