Hi! I am located very close to the Smoky Mountains in lovely east Tennessee. I have been wanting chickens for a while and just received 6 chicks (amber links I think) as a gift and I bought 6 chicks. Supposedly, one is a rooster (amber link, possibly gold link) and the rest are hens. I got a mix of amber links, black links, rhode island reds, and dominiques. The amber links are very friendly and bigger than the other chicks, possibly older. The dominique hens are very chatty. The amber link hens already flutter and get on the edge of the box. Building the coop from recycled lumber and materials. It won't look nearly as fancy as some I have seen on this site but it is coming along. lol. I will be learning from this site and as I go. I have already learned a lot here.