They are called Australorps and are supposed to be very friendly and lay lots of eggs. I've already picked out some names, but I'm not going to share them yet and jinx them. :)
Here's where it gets weird though; since we're allowed to have 3 or 4 chickens, this means that our coop will be a bit smaller than I first anticipated. Then I thought, why not make a boxy one and paint it bright blue like the Tardis?
I thought I was being all original and everything. Turns out not! I found at least 2 other people who are planning to or already have done this. :( But, we're still going to do it. It probably won't be so tall though; more squarish is my plan. And we also need a giant metal Beyonce chicken, just because.
And we thought the neighbors find us weird already...