I just got my first group of chicks middle of February. 6 Golden sex-links that have become my Mother in-laws chicks that I will be moving to my coop soon enough. I wanted to get something a little more colorful and playful and ended up with 6 Welsummers. I love them! Brave, friendly little gals. I live in Texas, have a small 10 acre farm, cows, will be getting dairy goats, and I am a dressage rider who can do the cowboy ranch work. My husband is a welder and helps out when he is home. My goal is to create a nearly self sufficient homestead. So far the chickens are my absolute favorite! I'm hoping to free range, but put up at night, but am nervous about getting a rooster. I want to know everything I can about these quirky birds that are already making a huge spot for themselves in my heart.