I am new to chickens and decided that I wanted them about a year ago. I am an urban city gardener and future city chick owner. I am now in the process of building my coop and have my baby girls arriving mid July. I have ordered my baby chicks from "My Pet Chicken", which consists of 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte and 1 Gold Laced Wyandotte. Their names will be Ronnie, Bobbie, Rickie and Mic. I found backyardchicken.com from the back of Storrey's Guide to Poultry Breeds and I am sooooooooo glad that I found this site. I have been lurking on this site for the past 6 months getting ideas, learning about breeds, pests, problems, coops, etc. My other hobbies include gardening and salsa dancing. I am a child care provider and I incorporate gardening in my teaching and want the kids in my care to experience where their food comes from. Chickens will help further their connections to food, as well. My parents are very excited about this addition to our little urban farm daycare. We have two dogs, Nina and Smokey, one a maltese poodle and one is a terrier mix.