Hello all! I live in Elk Grove, Ca and am new to the BackYard Chicken culture. I've been wanting chickens for a long time now, but guess what.....I'm on my way today to purchase my first pair. I have been a silent partner on this site, reading and learning a lot from all the members. To that, I say thank you to all for helping to educate me and get me ready to take the plunge to this back yard life. I chose to start off with buff orpingtons. Hopefully they will be a great match for me and my neighbors (low noise???).