Hi everyone! I'm a new member living in Norco, CA. I'm a veterinary technician living with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 fish, 3 quail, and 1 horse. I would never have thought that I'd be joining a chicken forum! My family have had geese and ducks when I was little but never chicken. I got the idea when I was housesitting for a lady that has 2 chicken and saw how much they liked bugs. I have a very nice garden and am an avid succulent collector - I run into bugs and worms all the time and don't know how to get rid of them...my answer now is to get a chicken! To test my theory, I dug up some grubs and offered them to the chicken, they loved em! After some research on owning chickens, I really warmed up to the idea of having fresh eggs - so now I'm hooked. We're going to build a nice chicken coop this weekend and then I'm off to find some chickens to own! I'm looking for some Buff Orpington and Wyandottes. I'm planning on just having 3 chicken (see the theme?), but there are so many cool chicken out there (never thought I'd say that) that I may end up getting more. One thing at a time, I think my biggest challenge will be finding a source to purchase these specific chicken breeds...and of pet quality too...may be too much to ask.... I've been browsing through this site and there are a lot of really nice people on here! A LOT of knowledge and experience shared too. Great site! Great people. Kudos!