I have been reading this forum off and on since I started dreaming about having chickens (summer 2007?), but have finally decided to get an ID and participate. Howdy! We have two sweet hens, a dominique (Lucky) and a cuckoo marans (Clucky). They happily range the backyard and are glad to be on this side of our awful winter. We are looking to expand our flock this year and plan on raising two chicks for our neighbors who are just starting out. Of course, I waited way too long to decide on breeds and place an order and now no one has them available. So, I will probably be on the buy/sell/trade forum pleading our case. My husband and I would be glad to meet anyone in the area and talk birds or show off our custom-designed chicken palace. In the meantime, if you know anyone who would like to part with 6 pullet chicks (2 dominiques, 2 ameraucanas, and 2 welsummer or sussex), send them my way!?