My name is Natanya, as you may have surmised, and I just got 6 Silkie chicks shipped in from Cackle Hatchery. Alongside my roommates's 5 golden laced Sebrights I currently live with 11 baby chickens. The artist Nambroth's work lead me to her BYC thread documenting the epic of the chicken known as Derperella, which I now consider to be a must-read thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/derperella-the-weird-faverolles-friends.563302/ I am an artist. I wish to create a career using my artistic ability, but unfortunately my skill and ambition outmatch my confidence. My work can be found here: http://wyrmsroost.deviantart.com/gallery/ (though I haven't made much recently as I'm learning to cope with the stress of trying to get my feet under myself financially.) Here's a few choice pieces from the art I've made: My favorite hobby is animal keeping. I have one cat, one goldfish, two corn snakes, two pigeons, one green tree frog, one quaker parrot, one budgie, and my most recent additions are 5 chickens. I'm easily frightened off of forums, so please be gentle.