I am new to Backyard Chickens. I have enjoyed looking at the site since April and decided to join. I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the very friendly, helpful, wonderful, and knowledgeable members out there! I have been able to find an answer to most of the questions I have had by searching through the forums. I find that I can spend hours on this site! I look up one thing and then find new things to search. This site is amazing and all the members make it so! This is my first year with chickens and I fell in love even though they do not like to be picked up. We got 9 chickens from TSC for Easter as a gift, however, they did not get to come to our house until June. I got lucky and ended up with 6 hens and 3 roosters. I am so thankful for a place to help feed my new chicken addiction... and those that understand it! I am excited for next year when I get to order chicks! I look forward to the chick fluff and them growing into hens I can possibly cuddle, hug, and hold. Although, I keep changing my mind on how many and what kind. I am learning from you guys to watch for that chicken math. hahaa. Again, THANK YOU BYC for this wonderful site and all the members!! I am grateful I have a place to look up chicken questions, feel comfortable to ask them, and of course just enjoy reading about chickens.