Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Cynthia. I have been working for Tractor Supply for almost 9 years now and in my 8th "chick season" finally broke down and got my peeps. We got in Ameraucana pullets and I knew it was the sign that this was my year. I have been wanting Easter eggers ever since I learned about them. My store had never gotten them before and I knew they wouldn't last. They didn't. The whole shipment was gone within 24 hours, but not before I got 6 of my very own. I was delighted to get 6 pullets with markedly different coloring and brought home Dove, Latte, Chip, Hershey, Smudge and one we haven't come up with a name for yet. Then last week we got in yet another shipment of Golden Comets, which we get a lot of, but also birds I consider very desireable because of the reports I have gotten from customers about what friendly, sweet little chickens they are and what great layers. I have always noticed how nice these chicks are to handle, calm and quiet when picked up and bold when you reach in to catch them. I put the comets in with the 3 week old Ameraucanas with some trepidation, but they are existing happily together. When I check on them in the evening I am always amused to see the littles tucked in between their older cousins. I am also rather proud that I haven't had any losses. I am looking forward to warmer weather and being able to turn my girls out into the barn and attached pen to scratch and forage and play. For night time they will have a 10 x 12 horse stall with well 9 good sized nesting boxes. Although this is my first time owning chickens, I have been collecting information for years, mostly to be able to answer my customers questions. I'd like to add that my customers have been a great resource for information over the years and have always encouraged me to take this step. I know I will have questions as my birds grow and am grateful to have been directed to BYC. I will post picks when it is warmer and my babies are past the ugly duckling stage.