Hello everyone!! I am Mandie. I have to say I LOVE this site! I have been doing lots of research here before joining, preparing for the arrival of my babies that I just got TODAY! This site has been sooo helpful, I've book marked more pages than I can count and whenever I think of a question I always come here. So thank you everyone for your great conversation! I told myself I'd join the day I got my chicks so here I am. It was kind of like my own initiation thing. Silly This is my first time having any kind of bird and it's so exciting. I got 5 Silkie chicks today and they are sooo adorable, I can already see little personalities in them and I just love their little feet. I had never seen them before last year (I grew up in the city) I was watching doomsday preppers and saw this adorable tiny fluffy chicken and I knew I loved them. After the man explained how sweet they are I was sold. I hope to get more in the future! Well that's it for now! Yay Silkies!