Getting started with 3 chicks (rhode island red, golden comet, and a plymouth barred rock). Our chicks are almost 3 weeks old now and seem to be doing great! They are all 3 growing like weeds! I have been lurking and reading threads and finally decided to join the forum. I am working on the coop currently and will be posting a thread soon for some advice with that. Look forward to growing our little flock, which we intend to be more like pets that happen to lay eggs haha We live in a fairly spaced out neighborhood with a half acre backyard.. we don't intend to have a big flock at all "planning" to max at 5 hens.. my wife really wants to include an ameraucana for the colored eggs so that may be next up on the list. Look forward to learning from everyone here!