Hello to all. My folks raised some chickens when I was 6-7 years old. I have since taken over the homestead and thought my 4 yr old daughter would enjoy chickens, so I got the coop back up to snuff and ordered six barred rocks and six buff orpingtons. They should be here next week!! We are anxiously awaiting their arrival!! Hopefully all goes well and they get feathered out before the cold weather hits. This is a great site, tons of info.