Hello Everyone!!! I finally did it! after two years of reading and trying to educated myself about chickens, I purchased my first chicks in Feb this year. Gosh don't know why I waited so long? They are so much fun. I"m still trying to figure out exactly what I have, lol our local farm store mixed the chicks up so I've joined BYC in hopes, I can get some helpful information on what some of the breeds may be. This is an amazing website for Newbies such as myself, and I'm very Thankful. I'm located in Northwest Missouri, so maybe I can network with some local chicken owners. Happy Easter to Everyone!!!