Hi everyone - I've been a chicken mom in East Aurora, NY for 1 week today. I couldn't have done it without all of the information that I have obtained here. My husband Mark and I currently have 2 Barred Rocks named Star and Lucy along with 2 Buff Orpingtons (we think) named Nugget and Stella. We have 4 more coming in 2 weeks. Never in a million years would I have imagined the absolute joy i get from taking care of our girls. They were 10 days old when we adopted them from Clydes a local feed store. They have already outgrown their first home and my husband had to get a much larger container for them I can't believe how quickly they have grown. Thank you everyone for all of the advise and pictures to help us newbie parents.