Hello to all!! We are a family of 4 (+3 pooches) and new to the chicken community!!! We got our first set of chicks (6 of them) about a week ago....unfortunately we lost 3 within the first 2 days but we have 3 still very happy and healthy!!! Skidder, Lady and Lil' Bit are daddy's girls for sure, so you'll be seeing him here more than any of us, I'm sure... lol We have been doing a lot of research as we've never kept hens before, when we came across backyardchickens.com we just knew we had to join the community!! Lots of good info and lots of good people! Any advice or tips for us are very much more than welcome as have never done this before!!! Thanks!! FunkinCluckers!!