My husband and I became chicken parents last year for the first time. We've had a couple of dogs at a time over the past several years and always toyed with the idea of having chickens. We took the plunge and haven't looked back since. Each of our girls have a name: Goldie Hen the Gold Lace Wyandotte Ann the Silver Lace Wyandotte (named for a family friend) Lola the Americauna (named after Barry Manilow's dancer in Copacabana) Roxanne the Rhode Island Red (named for the Police song and the "red light") Agnes the Americauna - just not as pretty as her sister Lola This year we added 5 more chicks: Samantha L Jackson the Jersey Black Giant (turned out to be Samuel L Jackson - currently looking for a new home) Extra Crispy the Novogen Barredra Streisand the Barred Rock Thing 1 and Thing 2 - 2 Cuckoo Marans My husband Breck is a crazy chicken guy. He has a pink harness that he uses to walk the girls around in the yard and he'll go outside and just pick a girl up and carry her around. We have such a good time spoiling them and our two boxers protect them when we let them out of their coop to run around the yard. And let's face it - it's HILARIOUS when they just NEED to be SOMEWHERE ELSE RIGHT NOW! We've used info on BYC often in the last year - happy to be part of the family now!