Hello. My name is Katelyn and I live on the eastern shore of Maryland, just 5 minutes from Delaware. I have 3 goats, 1 dog, 1 cat, and 11 new chick additions. They came from a flock down the road of Americanas, Sex Links (I believe red and black), and Barred Rocks. I didn't get to see the parents, just took my picks from the woman selling them. Out of 24 eggs 11 hatched and are still happily cheeping around at 2 and a half weeks old. They grow so fast!! I have 25 Red Stars on order for later this month and I can't wait to get them! My order apparently comes with a free "rare" chicken, but I have no clue what the breed will be. They all come as day old chicks from McMurray Hatcheries. I didn't really want to mail order but I was having trouble finding what I wanted in the area. The chicks from the woman down the road were sort of my "test run". I am having a lot of fun with them and I love them so much! They're all mixed up as far as the breeds go but I think I can figure out what they are.. one of them I believe is a red sex link roo, he's my favorite. Other than him and maybe one other that looks similar to him, I have no clue whats roo or hen. I can tell which ones are americanas, they're very distinct! Although mine have tails and I was pretty sure they weren't supposed to? Anyway, I'm glad to be here and I love reading about chickens. I can't wait until mine are producing eggs. My ultimate goal is to have a small farm going so I can sell eggs, meat, and dairy products (from my goats). Its very exciting to watch my dream becoming a reality!