We are finally getting chickens this spring! I have been checking backyardchickens.com for a while and getting lots of good info. My family has "chicken sat" summers for several years. Last year we didn't have to and we missed it, so we started thinking seriously about getting our own. A local farmers co-op takes chick orders for April and May. We decided to shoot for May and are ordering 2 Buff Orps, 2 Light Brahmas,and 2 Black Australorp females. We haven't decided whether to get a male or not. Also, we have plans to build a 5x6' coop with a fenced yard asap. My husband, kids, and I are very excited!!