Hello everyone, I am a long-time lurker on this fantastic site, and officially joined today because I just received 50 (!) brand new baby chicks in the mail this morning. All but one are peeping and eating and drinking, and we are keeping a close eye on the little wobbly one. I've only been raising chickens for about a year (Orangina was my first hen ever, RIP), but I cannot express how valuable this site has been to my boyfriend and I for diagnosing our chicken issues, whether they be medically, socially or just plain comically related. Thanks for the dearth of excellent information, entertaining pics and for making this a fun place to visit. I look forward to becoming a contributing member and oh yes, I can see how the BYC can be tremendously addictive. My friends always ask me why I'm not on Facebook, and I always tell them it's because chickens provide all the social networking I need. Now I better go check on my little peepers.