Hello everyone, I am not only new to BYC's but I am also new to chickens in general. However I am NOT new to the farm fresh eggs that they produce. I have had many critters throughout my life but I have never had chickens. I am a stay at home mom who lives on 5 acres in the country and both of my girls are getting older and in school now. For a while I had tossed around the idea of getting some chickens, we already had a coop that we were using as a rabbit hutch that was now empty because the rabbits got moved into an ACTUAL rabbit hutch. So about 3 weeks ago I was talking to my local feed store and they just happened to have someone who wanted to give 4 chickens (1 believed to be a rooster) to a good home. So I received Henny Penny the Rhode Island Red, Goldie the Buff Orpington, Rocky the Barred Rock (that we believe is a rooster) and Star who we were told is either a black star or a black Australorp she was not sure. I figured why not get some chickens, let them eat my weeds and bugs and get some fresh eggs when they get older (they were only 2 months old when I got them, now almost 3). I did NOT expect them to be sooooo entertaining. I have a blast watching them and seeing just where they will end up from minute to minute as I let them free range. I must have got bitten pretty hard because now I have a neighbor down the road who also has chickens and ducks and is talking about having me incubate a couple duck eggs, says they are a blast. And This weekend I have a person bringing me 6 baby silkie chickens all the way from Georgia (I live in Illinois) I can't WAIT to get the silkies, they look like soooooo much fun. I was told they are eithr 1 week old or 3 weeks old lol the lady couldn't remember what the person who is selling them told her, hopefully that will change by the time I get them lol. Here is a quick pic. of my chickens, this is when I was just starting to let them explore out of their coop/run a little bit.