Also often sleepeless, and have been perusing these forums over the last two years; the first preparing to buy chickens, the last regarding the chickens I purchased last spring and are thriving in a Seattle suburb I call home: Everett. I finally decided to make an account, as next week I will incubate eggs for the first time, and I also have a coop problem, (I've made a post about it in the coop behavior section). But hello! I have six hens: a buckeye, American Dominique, buff Orpington, and three wyandottes. I'll be adding four more this spring: Araucanas, eggs that go into an incubator next week. (Lots of eggs, to account for the sad casualties). I've loved every second of chicken keeping, and I am excited to be a more active member in this community. Outside of loving my girls, I'm a classically trained pianist and teacher, a light designer at local theaters across the area, and writer. Thanks for having me!