Hello BYC! My name is Brandi, I am from Iceland and I am not only new here to BYC but also new to chickens in general. I wasn't going to own any chickens until next year BUT.... My 11 year old daughter's class started incubating 12 eggs on April 4th and by the 21st and 22nd of April they ended up with 9 little Icelandic "Viking" Chicks! Each group (three) in her class were in charge of three chicks to take care of, and my daughter ended up falling in love with a little chick they named Mörgæs. So, I snooped around a bit to find out who was going to own the chicks when the class was done, and magically enough I knew someone who was friend's with the owner of the babies. I did what any sane mother of an Autistic child would do.. and managed to get "custody" of Mörgæs (and three friends!!!!). I love watching my daughter take care of and bond with these little babies. It's a sweet deal, and of course I am here to guide her and help (along with my husband and two younger sons). Currently they are living in my bedroom with a heat lamp and all until it is warm enough to start introducing them outside (and we manage to build our coop for them) So here I am to learn! Completely new to the world of raising chicks and chickens! I hope I can learn a fair bit from BYC. I have been browsing a couple days and decided to sign up to say hello and hopefully get advice.