So after three years of pestering my other half, I finally convinced him that I should have a few chickens! I have been reading the boards here for months,but wanted to actually join and say hi now that I have my baby chicks at home. I wanted to go local...but wasnt able to find anyone with silkie chickens other then one or two at a time. Ended up ordering from Cackle Hatchery. That was pretty nerve wracking! I ordered 15 (the minimum) silkie chickens and some how slipped up and ordered 5 polish chicks too...I don't know why I thought the polish were in the bantam section! Of course cackle sent two extra silkie along for the ride...they were all impossibly tiny but so far (day 7 in my home, day 9 of their life) seem very healthy! Here are some pics if I can figure out how to post them! This is Phoenix! I feel terrible about none of my silkies having names yet...there are just too many of them! This is Spike, he has such a round little mohawk poof ball. And this is Florence. Named after Florence & the machine because she has the prettiest tweet songs with the widest range of vocalizations compared to the regular tweets and cheeps! I think I know what kind of Polish chickens they all are except for these two who look alike for the most part... I think maybe they are just white polish? Ok sorry for so many photos and rambling, I am just so excited about my new chicken venture. Looking forward to getting to know others and learning all I can!