Hi! I've wanted backyard chickens all my life and now I finally have them! 2 white chicks and 2 black chicks that I "inherited" from my daughter's daycare's hatching program. The black ones are a crossbreed of Australorp and the white ones I think are Leghorns. One of the white ones is a bit browner than the other, so I'm really hoping I may have taken home a Rhode Island Red or an Isa Brown as well! We're in Sydney, Australia and it's the middle of winter here. The chicks are housed in my shed at the moment in a cardboard box within an old dog crate almost entirely swaddled in old quilts! I've got a infared heat lamp suspended over the chicks as well... I'm really hoping they survive the night and are not too cold or too hot! Besides the chicks, I have two beautiful baby girls, a very tolerant husband and a small mongrel dog called Toby. Lovely to be here and I hope I can learn a lot about raising chickens!