Hi all, I'm happy to become part of BYC and to finally be involved in chickens! I've been researching and talking about chickens for about 10 years, and I am finally in the position to have them. As of about 2 weeks ago, I am officially a chicken person. I have 7 chicks in all (about 2.5 weeks old): Silver Laced Wyandotte, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, Golden Cuckoo Maran, Easter Egger, Light Brahma, and one Meyer Meal Maker (which I believe is a Barred Rock). We are currently building the coop while the ladies occupy a cardboard freezer box/brooder in the basement. (Modeling the coop after the Palace Coop from BYC!) So happy to be here!