Hi everyone! I haven't had chickens in 12 years! My DH and I have been setting up new careers, moving, etc., and didn't have space for them. We bought our house here a year and a half ago and took the plunge with chicks this past month. Our sweet girls (fingers crossed) are 4 wks 3 days old. We have a typical lot in town, not quite 1/4 acre, so we only have 3 chicks. They're Black Australorps. I'm not new to chickens or raising baby birds (I used to raise Zebra Finches) but this is the first time I've had baby chickens! I'm in LOVE! They're such sweet pets already. They like to sit on my hand and my lap and peck at my red rubber boots. I just adore them. We named them Harriet, Wanda and Elda after 3 of our grandmas who are no longer with us. Thanks for all the useful information on this site. It's been very helpful! This isn't the clearest picture of the girls but it's the only one I have at the moment.