A big hello to all, happy to be apart of this group. I am from Saylorsburg, PA both me and my husband just joined BYC and i cant help but say I am pretty excited. we are new to this all but not new to owning and caring for a various amounts of animals. we recently took our two boys to purchase what was supposed to be 2 chicks and 1 duck and walked out with 4 chicks and 2 ducklings . we have done our research and are proud to say our little babies have grown much quicker than we expected. they are now about 2 weeks old going on 3 happily flapping around beginning to take flight. we recently went to a tractor supply near us to get more bedding and food and ended up walking out with 6 new babies that will soon be a week old they are all so darn cute you cant help but want more lol. so we now have a total of 10 chicks and 2 ducks. our ducks are blue Rouen and our first four chicks we are a bit unsure of. when we purchased them we asked for egg layers and they lady spoke so fast we didn't quiet catch the name esp. since we were all just excited and our newest chicks of the bunch are rainbow chicks. my 1st question for this group is if anyone can let me know what or why exactly are our chicks called rainbow chicks? we tried getting some info on them seeing as when we purchased these little ones the name on the sign said rainbow chicks but we couldn't find anything but some cute pictures people posted of chicks in all colors (hence the name rainbow chicks) lol.