Hello BYC! I have been lurking for about two months, and finally decided to introduce myself. We purchased sixteen one day old chicks a little over a month ago (4 weeks and 2 days to be exact.) We are new to raising chickens, and I have gotten so much great info on various posts here on BYC. The chicks are all doing great and seem pretty happy. We have 13 Easter Eggers and three Maran chicks. I knew that we would greatly enjoy having the chicks, caring for them, and eventually collecting eggs, I never realized how much we'd LOVE them. They're turning out to be lovely little pets, and my daughter is enthralled by them. We are looking forward to watching them grow! I've attached a picture of them in their (not quite finished) chicken tractor.