Hi all, I just now joined BYC. Today I ordered 6 chicks to be delivered early May. I ordered 3 Buff Sex Linked, 2 Easter Eggers and 1 Barred Rock, all female. I grew up with chickens, rabbits and horses, but my last pet chicken was about 45 years ago. I discovered BYC through a Google search. I also garden, do woodworking, write novels and am a member of the Society of American Magicians. I am a retired software engineer. I live with my wife in the city of Rochester, NY. We have 4 grown children who live all over the country.