My name is Amanda and I am a new member, though I have used this site as a reference for a while whilst deciding which breed of chicken I wanted. I have just started my little flock of Orpington babies 2 weeks ago with 6 8 week old birds and they are now 10 weeks. I have chocolate, lavender and blue birds. I owned silkies about 10 years ago in high school as an Ag project for school. I am very excited about my new birds and in the process of building them a spectacular chicken coop (at least I hope it will look spectacular when I am done!!). I look forward to learning from everyone here, and of course getting opinions on the sex of my babies. I am beginning to fear I have more than one rooster!!