I'm a very new chicken owner... 4 weeks in. :) I had chickens as a child but was never responsible for the care of them. My now 21 yr old son, while away at school, had 3 chickens from babies to 9 months old. His roommates weren't loving the idea so now I'm the proud owner of these 3 beautiful hens. He told me they were Red and Black Star hens but I'm not sure if he's even sure.
I live in Huntington Beach, CA in a typical residential neighborhood. I've built a small coop (from a kit) and they free range in my enclosed back yard all day and stroll into the coop at sunset. I'm learning as I go and have already read and learned a lot from BackYard Chickens.
They are laying beautifully... I get an egg from each, every day.
There's a pic of me and my 3 lovely ladies - Beatrice, Bertha and Esther (all named from my grandmothers who are no longer here) and their coop!