We got chicks last spring; they were a couple of days old because my daughter had to have cute little fluff balls.
We got: Buff Orpingtons, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, California Whites and Sicilain Buttercups.
I love them all, but my very favorites are the Buff Orpingtons and the Sicilian Buttercups. The Orps because they have that ridiculous lady in a hoop skirt look and they're such great egg layers, and the Buttercups pretty much because they're cute. (They're good layers, too, but mostly they're just cute.)