Hi! My name is Melanie and I'm a new chicken owner. It started in March when my parents asked if they could get my kids (8 and 3) some chicks for Easter. Ended up I got 4 chickens and 2 ducks. I wasn't exactly thrilled but did it for the love and celebration of kids and grandparents. It took all of about 3 hours before I was hopelessly attached to the chicks. It wasn't long after that when I started noticing chickens everywhere (I live in a rural country side in Kentucky) and fell in love with Polish Chickens. My current bird count? 2 Ducks (mallards, I think) 4 Araucanas/Americanas 1 exotic chick - unknown 6 Buff Polish Chickens 10 White Polish Chickens 10 Red Star Looking forward to soaking up all the information on this site and getting to know many of you!