Hi everyone! I'm new to the world of chickens and currently have 3 chicks that are about 5-6 weeks old. My first experience with chicks started out a bit rocky--we lost two of three in the first week, which I wasn't prepared for, so it's made me really nervous about the three we have now. I have one buff Orpington, and I thought the other two were barred rocks, but now I'm not so sure. They used to look so similar I could hardly tell them apart, but as they've gotten bigger, they look very different, and not at all like the photos of barred rock pullets I've seen! Maybe someone can help me identify them. In general I have TONS of questions about raising baby chicks. I have 3 kids, a 4 year old boy and 2 year old twin girls, and in a lot of ways I'm finding the chicks harder to care for than they were as babies! It's much less instinctual, I guess. Looking forward to learning more about raising chickens from everyone on the forum!