Welcome to BYC! I am in southern Virginia, near Chatham. Must be one of your neighbors. Love your silkies, and those dark eggs are to die for! Another critter crazy Virginian.Hi Everyone! Not new to chickens, but am relatively new to Silkies. We have a farm in the mountains of Virginia where we raise Black Copper Marans, Orpingtons, and now Silkies. Also have alpacas, some dairy cows, 2 mini donkeys, 4 cats, and 3 livestock guardians. Started out with 4 chickens and one coop about 15 years ago. According to what I tell my husband (using chicken math,) we now have around 30 in 3 outdoor coops, 7 indoor coops, and a small horse barn converted into a chicken nursary. lol I've included a few pictures of our farm and animals just for fun. Look forward to learning new things, and hopefully help others.