I'm new to raising chickens. Got my first coop in April. My chicks didn't arrive until June! That won't happen again. I've learned about ordering early. I live with my husband, 5 dogs and 2 cats and a cockatiel. I have wanted silkie chicken since I was a little girl and saw them on a hobby farm. I now have a blue silkie hen with a white silkie roo. I have acouple of easter eggers, golden comets, black austratorps and barred plymouth rocks. One of my easter eggers turned out to be a rooster so I am rehoming him. Other hobbys I have are gardening and for 25yrs I've been doing stained-glass. Now chickens take up alot of my time I 'm purchasing a bigger coop in the spring. More chickens, can't wait!!