I thought I would post a quick introduction here I am Angie, a stay at home mom of 4 (11, 9, 6, 3). We have just begun our second-first LOL journey with chickens! About 4 years ago, we brought home 2 chicks that my daughter hatched in class. We fell in love with the little ones, but before we could get a permanent home built we realized that they were meat chickens ( cornish cross?? maybe) and ended up butchering them at about 8 weeks old. The rooster took a strong dislike to dh and he was NOT impressed! Anyway, I have wanted chickens ever since, but have had a hard time convincing dh to go along. He finally gave in and said he would build me a chicken coop for my birthday, so I went the next week and bought baby chicks! I decided that was the best way to hold him to his promise! We brought 6 chicks home from the farm store, since I was too eager to wait on mail order chicks. We have 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks Belle, Zoey and Constance and 3 that were labeled "Rainbow Layers" ( I am thinking they are Easter Eggers? ) They are Jacey, Lightning ( my ds named) and Lulu. The girl at the store said they were about 1 1/2 weeks old on Friday. We hail from a small town in Missouri about 80 miles west of St Louis near I-44. We live on 10 acres and plan to let the chickens free range during the day. So excited to be a part of the BYC community!