I've always wanted to have chickens, since I was about 6 years old and visited for a week on my Aunts farm. She had a little over 20 chickens at the time. I remember at that age they scared me (I know scared of a chicken, LOL) but I was amazed that they layed eggs we could eat and I would watch them peck at the ground for hours! I loved them! Growing up I kept putting it off,marriage, kids, horses, the time never seemed right. Then we moved to the city and I thought my dream was gone forever. Until about 2 weeks ago, I decided to just go for it!! Did my research and gently (haha) introduced the idea to my husband, who said yes upon me explaining my detailed plans So I have 3 Black Orpington chicks and 3 Blue Orpington chicks, all 6 weeks old. And 2 Americauna hens and one Speckled Sussex hen. We built our own chicken house to match our house and now we're chicken owners I am so excited and dare I say obsessed with these chickens and I just can't learn enough about them!!