Hi I'm 0819BrandNewFlock and I'm new to owning chickens. I got my first 4 chicks On February 25th 2019 and my next 4 on February 27th 2019 at my local TSC. I lost 2 of my beloved chicks (a Silkie and a Crested Bantam) to birth defects at about week 7. So I currently have 6 chickens and 2 ducks. I'm loving pretty much everything about raising my chickens. Most of my other hobbies also include animals but I'm also a book lover and I love baking from scratch. (Give my a farm, a huge kitchen, and a private library and I'd be happy for life.) My family also has dogs, cats, 2 Bearded Dragons, a pig, and a ferret. I found backyard chickens while researching facts and information to convince my parents that owing chickens (and other fowl) is a wonderful idea.