I've been reading along for a few months! We knew we would be getting some chickens when we bought 5 acres last year. I've been searching for an old coop or shed or something to make into a coop when I came upon a young guy looking to rehire his 12 chickens and their coop! I thought I'd ease into chicken life starting with babies but I have five 8 month olds- 2 RIR,2 BR, and what I'm told is an Americauna. Then I have two 6 week olds and five 4 week olds. All the babies are the offspring of the older girls and an Americauna Rooster. So far they're all different looking and super cute! I'm afraid that at least 3 are roos. I have to say I love reading up on everything here! NEveryone is so helpful and generally really respectful. I've been in mommy groups online where people discuss children and it's nothing but bashing and mean! So I'm glad the chicken world seems friendly I'm in Wisconsin, I have 5 kids the oldest is 10 and my youngest is a set of 4 month old twins. And I also love to garden!