We are a family of 4 with a shipment of our first chicks on the way this week. They are Buff Orpingtons. We are very excited and looking forward to our new venture into the chicken world. We currently have one rooster and one hen. We will be keeping the new chicks separate until they are old enough to be blended in with our 2 older members. Nervous about that part... We believe the Rooster that we have is a sex link... and the hen is an easter egg layer but not sure of the breed. All the chicks on the way are Buff Orpingtons. I was referred to BackYardChickens.com by 2 close friends. Keri and Sandy I work full-time in the city but look forward to getting home every night to our life in the country. We are a family of 4. My husband, myself and my daughter and son. We also have 2 dogs (puggles) that need to be kept away from our chickens. Looking forward to reading about everyone!