Hello! My name is Christine and I'm from Northern California (Paradise - yes, it's really called Paradise). After several years of wanting chicks, and after having a chicken coop built two years ago, I finally brought home five chicks a few weeks ago. I have two Barred Rock, one Rhode Island Red, and two Americaunas. I love watching them! And they're getting really big. I plan to put them out in our fenced orchard in about two weeks. I also plan to lock them in their coop at night due to living on twenty acres with lots of foxes, coyotes, etc. roaming around. Personally, I've been married 25 years and have two great sons, ages 18 and 20. Look forward to getting great tips, etc. for a chicken newbie!