Hello my peeps My wife and I are planning on starting a small flock (4 or so) early next year. I'm thinking: Lavender Orpington Buff Orpington Barred Rock Polish Crested (my wife had one when she was younger named Roofus) I'm excited to be apart of the BYC community. There are so many helpful folks that I feel that, while I'm a newb, I don't feel overwhelmed or over my head with the prospects of raising four little chicks. I've watched countless YouTube videos, read a kazillion articles, and feel like I have enough basic information to get going. Even though we probably won't acquire our new chicks until March or so of 2014, I feel like a proud parent to be I look forward to being an active participant in the BYC community. I love this place!!!