So, we officially have our first "pets." Well, actually second (Jeremie got a fish for his birthday). But here are our little chicks. 6 Buff Orpingtons and 6 Golden Comets....they are so cute and so much fun to have around. We made our final decision last summer when we experienced an increase in the tick population just in our yard. Hopefully these little ladies will take care of that (and the slugs in my garden). Plus, we look forward to the free range eggs. They are super friendly and seem to manage the kids handling them and petting and loving on them.