Good morning all. Finally have a chance to introduce myself after joining BYC earlier in the week. I am a woman with many faces: mother, grandmother, gardener, photographer, NICU nurse and now mother to 8 young chicks (1 week to about 4 weeks in age). I grew up in the country part of central Florida with chickens, cows, horses and an occasional pig. I have been in the Greenville area of SC now for 20 years. We have been talking about getting chickens to add to our family for about 3 years or so and finally took the plunge a week and a half ago. We started with 2 brown leghorns and 2 golden comets that we picked up at a local feed store. They looked to be about 2 - weeks when we got them. Yes they had much younger chicks, but something about these older girls just called to me. Well after a week, I went to a local chicken farm / breeder and picked up 4 one day old peeps. I got a lavender Ameraucana, a splash Orpington, a silver laced Cochin and an Easter egger. I am having a fun time getting them set up with a big run and hopefully a coop as well very soon. For now, the big girls get to go out to the run during the daytime when I am at home and can keep an eye out for them and the wee peeps sadly hang out in their own pen inside the house where they are safe and sound.