Greetings from NE Ohio. We got our first chicks in April of 2009. Against my better judgement, we started with 3 chicks and 4 days later we got 13 more. The first three were purchased at auction and claimed to be golden comets although one looks and acts like a rooster. (I was under the impression that if they were dark in color they were hens and the light ones were roosters) Of the 13 others, we have: 4 Rhode Island reds 2 Turkens (one white, one dark) 2 are supposed to be Ameraucana 1 is white with feathers on the legs (and acts like a rooster) 2 are black with a little white 1 has the colorings of a chipmunk 1 (fuzzball) yellowish with feathers growing up on her head In doing my research before getting the chickens I came across backyardchickens.com. It's been a tremendous resource! In addition to the chickens, we have 2 nigerian dwarf goats who get along great with the chicks. One dog who would prefer to play with the chickens and one cat who just watches the whole thing unfold! I am also a photographer. Thanks in advance for the warm welcome!