We have been talking about chickens for a couple years, and finally brought a couple home this week. Our 2 girls (barred rock) join our family of 3 boys (6,4,15mo) and the boys are excited about the new babies. We have plans to add a few more (and then probably more...cough Chicken Math cough) in the upcoming weeks. Getting our second brooder area ready for their arrival of a mixed group of girls. We unfortunately woke this morning to find one of our girls (the runt) very sick. We are trying to nurse her back to health, but it isn't looking good. Always hard to explain to the little ones. Hoping to learn so much from being here!