Hi! My name is Karrie and I am a new chicken owner. I have learned a lot from this forum over the last couple of weeks and cant wait to learn more! In fact I just picked up my first chicks! I originally only wanted 6 hens but when I called the hatchery to order, I ordered 8. 4 Production Reds and 4 Gold Links. A couple days later I called and ordered two more Americana chicks. When I went to pick them up at the hatchery I couldnt resist and got 3 more Americanas. So I went from planning for 6 to getting 13! I luckily or rather unluckily live about 15 miles from a hatchery. I can see how some of you say they are addictive! We live in Minnesota and I have two children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 calves and 1 horse. According to my husband I have maxed my limit on animals/pets. Check out my page with pictures of my peeps!