My family got chicks for the first time last spring. My hubby thought it would be a fun project for me and my girls (ages 7 and 5). Little did he know I would soon fall in love with my chickens and become a little "chicken crazy"! We currently have 10 hens, a mixed flock of RIR, buff's, barred rocks, and australorps. We are getting baby ducklings this week, and really excited about it! I also have plans for a larger coop, and adding more chicks this spring. I have been on BYC tons since getting my chicks, and have learned so much! I figured it was about time to actually become a member.