Just saying hi from the Pacific NW. I've had pet birds on and off since I was little but this is my first time raising chickens. I've wanted them for years but only just recently moved to a rural area so that I could finally make it happen. I've been visiting this forum for months to educate and prepare myself for my first flock, and finally decided to sign up since I don't doubt I'll have many questions now and in the future. My little starter flock currently has four 7-week-old chicks: 1. Bubbles the Buff Orpington. She's the biggest but always calm. Often underfoot, hopping up and down for mealworms. 2. Buttercup the Buckeye. She acts like a boy, strutting around and chest bumping the others. It worried me so much that I had to have her DNA tested to confirm that she's a girl! 3. Bunny Pom-Pom the Welsummer. We've only had her a couple of days but she's already been tamed by the power of mealworms. She honks like a goose when you pet her. 4. Bumblebee the Easter Egger. Also a new addition, she was wrongly identified as a Sicilian Buttercup at the feed store, but I knew folks on this forum would know better. I can't help but worry that she's a boy since EEs aren't the easiest to sex but so far she hasn't done anything boyish, so here's hoping!