Hi, my daughter and I started with 4 chicks in May of this year. They are now 10-11 weeks old and look like mini chickens. We are in Crawfordsville, IN. This has been quite the adventure, from finding the cost on a pre-made coop eek to fears about one of the chicks sex, to discovering how much they poop (!). We have them for pets essentially and hope for eggs in the fall. We are learning a lot!