Greeting to everyone. My family and I live in the puyallup valley in washington state. I am so glad I found this site. It is a wealth of info especially for those like myself who are new to chickens. We have one chicken. My parents have many chickens and we borrowed two eggs to hatch for my son. One egg hatched and one never showed signs of life. As of January 18th, we have a little baby we call Mr. Fudge (until we find out if it is Mr. or Miss). The original idea was to take him back to grandma's when he was a month or so old but within the last few days everyone(my husband especially) has become very attached to Mr. Fudge. So, we are keeping him. Right now he/she is in a large cardboard box in my dining room. The kids have donated a mirror and a stuffed skunk to keep him company.