hi everyone, after being a big fan of BYC for months i'm finally making a profile! this has been a great source of information for the last several months - thanks to all of you who share your expertise and knowledge. i got my three girls back in may. there's amelia (black australorp, 9 wks.), gretta (barred rock, 8-9 wks.), and silly little penny (EE, araucana roo x ameraucana mama, 7 wks). they are so much fun - and it's been amazing to watch them grow so quickly. amelia is already looks SO big, but penny (who i can't wait to see what color/pattern she is going to be) is taking her time getting those feathers in - she's the baby, and always has been a little slow. glad to be here!