I'm so excited to have found BYC! Back in the olden days before internet I grew up having chicken and fresh eggs. I tired to raise chickens about 15 years ago and the neighbors dogs killed them all. My DH said keeping them would be near impossible the dogs would keep coming back. Basically he said no more chickens. I don't know what it is that makes me love chickens. I convinced my DH to build a chicken coop and searched online to find out how to keep chickens safe. This is when I found BYC. I've been lurking around for a few weeks reading and learning. My DH built a coop and it looks fantastic. Last week I went to the feed store and got 4 chicks. 2 silver laced wyandotte, 1 sex-link red, 1 EE. I want more! I knew I would so I'm starting slow so I can learn. I really love the wyandotte they are beautiful and sweet chicks. Looking forward to a life with chickens.