Hi everyone! Ever since I was a 4-Her, I wanted to have chickens. My dad forbade me because he thought they were too dirty to keep on the dairy farm, so I kept myself happy with my horses. After college, getting married, and moving around a bit (KY, NY, SD), we have recently settled in CA and found a lovely house to rent. We have a big backyard and landlords that gave us the go-ahead to build a coop and get some chicks. We picked out a coop design we could manage and got started. With the coop finally finished and six happy chicks (2 black sexlinks, 2 buff orpingtons, and 2 wyandottes) we are having so much fun! I've already had lots of questions answered by cruising the threads, and can't wait to learn more as my babies grow and start laying. Any other displaced farm girls out there? Glad to be part of the group!