Hello everyone! I am a new backyard chicken owner - I have 1 roo, 3 hens, 4 silkies, and 2 peking ducks that we bought as babies in March. They are all grown up now and quite fun! We started with 3 roos, as we didn't know the sexes at chickdom, and we've narrowed down to the one. He is quite aggressive, as are some of the hens...so we may have some chicken stew here shortly. I hate to do it, but we have small children and the chickens scare them. To be honest, when two of them charge me from across the yard, they scare me too! Naughty chickens.
Anyway, nice to be here and read up on all the chicken literature! Despite the aggression, we are really enjoying being chicken owners. Attaching a pic of our coop and run. All home-built by my husband!