Hello to all. Wow what a great forum! So much information and so many helpful folks and experts! We recently added 5 baby chicks to our growing "suburban farm". 2 Ameracaunas (Daffy and Violet) 1 Wyandotte (Nucky) , and two cochins, one buff and one black mottled (Buttercup and Iris) (<--I LOVE Iris, shes about the sweetest little creature I have ever met.) We don't know a lot about chickens and have been reading plenty but theres a gap between book knowledge and experiance so I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say. At this point I am hoping we just have healthy, happy females, as a roo could really be an issue with neighbors on two sides. We also have dogs, cats, fish and a lot of clean up. Look forward to hearing your stories and seeing whats up in everybodys world. Chickens are SO COOL!