Hello all! My name is Jin and I am incredibly excited to finally have ability to join this forum. While I have been a reader of this forum for nearly a year, my family and I just became actual chicky parents. My husband, 8 month old son and I just added 11 beautiful black(though 3 appear a little silver) silkie chicks to our homestead. We are on year 3 of an all organic garden and have wanted to add livestock into the mix for quite some time. I studied nearly every thread on here during my pregnancy, and now that winter is over and Cedar is older I feel I can devote time to my new love, chickens! A bird watcher for years, but never a bird owner has its difficulties. However, I am thrilled and in love with these sweet little peeps. I look forward to adding to our flock. We have constructed a large coop and are working on about half a dozen chicken tractors. I look forward to sharing our growing experiences with everyone here! If you are near the Birmingham area in Alabama a special hello to you neighjors! A thank you to everyone for being truly welcoming and genuinely excited to share fowl knowledge!