Hi My name is Dee Dee, My niece, Desiree and I researched all the pros and cons of raising chickens for a year. In March when our local feed store had baby chicks we decided to go for it. Desiree is 13 and she spends a lot of her weekends with me. I do not have children of my own so I get to borrow her. I love her with all my heart like she is mine. The two of us are nature lovers. We garden, this year we are saving seeds. I'm a photographer and she comes with me and shares my passion for animals and eagles. We were only suppose to get 4 chickens, but we ended up with 8. We built our coop together, got the chicks together and all the supplies needed. We made a few mistakes in the very beginning and we lost a few babies because the heat lamp was too close. I couldn't sleep for days and I cried. Desiree is a rock, she comforted me. When one of the chickens got an injury she was came right over and helped me put on the medicine. Our chicks have begun to lay eggs and it is so much fun. I love to see them run up to the fence when they hear my voice. I love it when they chase each other and play take away with grapes. We have 2 well summers (Fergie and Fern), 1 buff orpington (Buffy), 1 light Brahma (Daisy), 1 Maran cuckoo (Cookie), 1 silkie (Rochette) and 2 Ameraucana (Gracie and Aubrey). We are eager to learn!