Hi guys! Let me introduce myself, I'm a newly married (June 2017), new to chickens and new to city life detail artist! I have always wanted chickens since I was little ( and I really wanted a 6foot tall chicken according to my parents) and despite living in the country for most of my life I wasn't ever allowed to get any as my mum was scared of birds! So on a whim after my husband and I got back from our honeymoon I surprised him with two fluffy chicks! Which lead to two more a month later! I'm still new to chickens, but with years of research and stalking these posts I think I have a fairly good start! I now have (all Bantams as I've read they are quiter and you can fit more in a small space)- a Partridge Cochin hen, a Lavender Orpington hen and a Golden Sebright hen. And I just recently ordered 8 chicks, six of them died before they arrived a day late (4 EEs and 2 silkies) and then a couple days later I lost another silkie out of the shipment, so that left me with my last very strong sole survivor a Grey Silkie who I believe is going to be a pullet!! I couldn't let her be by herself so I picked up four more chicks from the local feed store that I believe three are Easter Egger pullets and one serama pullet. (I'll post pics on the appropriate thread as I'd love to know if these babies are who I think they are!) ....and yes I'm smack dab in the city! We are allowed up to 5 hens without a permit and no roosters. HOWEVER! I'm thinking about smuggling in a splash silkie roo and getting him a collar! ( let me know your opinions about no crow collars guys!) And then that leads to who else I have! I have three horses- a 23yr old bay American Quarter Horse gelding, a 12yr old smokey black snowflake/varnish Appaloosa mare and a 7yr old Cremello BLM Mustang. And last but certainly not least, three dogs- a 8yr old teacup solid chocolate Chihuahua, a 4yr old blue merle Aussiedoodle and our newest to the four legged babies, a 4month old black Lab mixed with maybe a bit of coyote-fox-bunny-cat (she hops instead of runs, she pounces on her toys and when she wags her tail she knocks herself over as she swings it so hard!) So that's a tiny snippet of myself and our critters! I'm excited to be a part of this community and to ask questions and to learn!