I don't have chickens yet? We are just now building our coop and runs! I am very interested in the silkies especially the blues. I stumbled across BackYardChickens when I was googling info on raising chickens! Some of my other hobbies are crocheting and sewing for my grandchildren. I am the wife of a retired Air Force Officer, the mom of 2 children and Mimi to 3 grandchildren. Before settling in Nebraska, we moved 10 times in 15 years so I'm very happy to be settled and don't plan on ever moving again. I am a former high school history teacher and now I am a wildlife Rehabilitator who specializes in baby squirrels... mainly pinkies who weigh anywhere from 19-25 grams. I am a mom of 6 dogs and one kitty who lives under my porch after someone dumped her here! I hope to learn a lot from this site in order to be a successful chicken mom!!!