We have been thinking of getting chickens for a couple years. We recently decided to go ahead and take the plunge. SOOOO much great info here; thank you all! Here are the ladies- Our Barnevelder, who we have named Pinecone. She is shy...not real big on hanging out with us yet. "Gold Star" sex linked, we call her Butternut. And our instant favorite, Corduroy, the Barred Rock. My husband had to go out of town for a few days, and when he called tonight, his first question was "How are the chickens?" Not the kids, LOL.