Hello All! New to the forum.... We have just recently become chicken parents to some pretty sweet "girls". Our pullets are 6 weeks old already (wow! how did that happen?!). We have 4 beautiful ladies. One of each: Golden Laced Wyandotte - "Esmerelda" Barred Rock - "Opal" Partridge Cochin - "Ruby" Buff Orpington - "Pearl" Our 2 1/2 year old daughter is thrilled with them, but I must say although the idea was to have these chickens for her, I have become quite smitten with them. They lived in our living room for their first 4 weeks (until the mess got unbearable). So, we became quite attached to these girls. I believe they are almost as happy to see me in the morning as I am to see them - I'm sure it has nothing to do with the food and fresh water and more than a few hugs and kisses for each one! Would love to hear about other's experiences with these breeds. So far, our Barred Rock is the friendliest and the least flighty. Our Cochin is not necessarily the brightest crayon in the box, even by chicken standards, she still completely freaks and overreacts when I go to pet her or approach their cage. She settles once I am holding her, but isn't thrilled about me touching her. Interested to hear if others have similar personalities. Getting some really great info off this site and using lots of ideas for our new chicken coop/run that will be completed this weekend. Will post photos soon of our girls hanging out with our Sheltie, Garrett.