Hello, I live a small town called Canby, which is about 30 miles south of Portland, OR. I've just gotten my first batch of chickens, and it has been a wonderful experience so far. I have 2 buff orpington, 2 speckled sussex, and 1 barred rock. Right now they are about 18 wks old, and are just as fun and sweet as I had hopped. Before I got them, I used BYC as a learning resource, and I plan to continue using it to learn and talk about chickens with others.