Hi, my name is Drea and my husband and I recently decided to go chicken! It was something I always had an interest in, but found it hard to do living the city life in San Diego. Well, now we have found ourselves living in rural Cameron, North Carolina and ready to embrace the country lifestyle and everything that goes along with it. Our big yard just seemed so empty with nothing, but a 10 pound Chihuahua mutt in it, so our coop designs and building plans are now in full swing. I'm overly sentimental about every little creature, so we definitely wanted a friendly, egg laying, back yard pet. Our neighbors have Buff Orpington's that we just love, so that's the breed we have decided to start with. Being beginners at this we decided to start with two. We picked them up at two weeks old and they just had their 6 week birthday! Just in time with my husband finishing up their big girl coop and run...they're quick growers and hard to catch when they don't want to be put back in their baby cage. So far the experience has been great and we love being chicken owners!