Hello from NYC! I'm new to keeping chickens. I've been browsing here for several months to get info about chickens after rescuing several hens and chicks from a trace rack here in NYC where they were tossed away with others. I'm new to chickens and decided to keep four of hens then ordered seven chicks four months ago. But sadly 3 died I have 9 chickens; a sussex, silkie, australorp, easter eggers, rhode island reds and wyandottes. Wilee, one of my dogs, was curious and afraid of the chicks but now love them!