We are first-timers in the world of chicken raising and very new to all of this. Our girls are about six weeks old (although I more than suspect that one of our BR "pullets" is actually male). We put the chickens before the coop so to speak and are now scrambling to get their home built. They spend their days in their outdoor "playpen" or free-ranging when we are outside with them. At night they are still in the garage. We have 2 RI, 2 BR, 2 Wyandottes - one silver and one gold, one Speckled Sussex (my favorite, she is so sweet!) and one who is somewhat a mystery breed although we were told she was an Ameraucana. I am attaching pics of the girls and boy(?) Dolly, Reba, Emmylou, Tammy Wyandotte, Loretta Hen, Kellie Chickler, Shania and Merle (formerly known as Miley). Thanks for your hospitality - we are excited to be here!