I've been exploring the BYC sites for a while now, because I've finally convinced my Dh that we should get into raising some chickens on our small farm. We have an old wooden granary that I'm going to be rescuing/restoring/renovating to create our chicken coop. At the moment it's piled high with, um, "stuff".... So cleaning it out will be step one this spring. So far I'm pretty set on Buff Orpingtons for our breed, but I'm also considering the White Chantceler and just for the novelty... Maybe a few silkies????