Hello all, My family and I have finally jumped into the fray. We have been reading and researching backyard chickens for a while. A neighbor had a few chicks about 3 years ago and since then I have been thinking about trying a flock of my own. Friday we brought home 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Light Brahma day old chicks. Now two days later and all seem to be happy and healthy. My 4 year old daughter and 6 year old son are in love with the chicks and they have been helping keep the chicks clean and fed. Our yard is a smallish lot in a neighborhood, so I doubt our flock will grow much bigger than 8 or 10 chickens. This far it has been a fun family project.