I had chickens as a young child, white leghorns, and the hens were mean as they came. No need for a roo but we had one and he was a wimp! He got beat by his girls.
Now that the chicken background out of the way, here i am 30 yrs later and i have 6 chickens today, mixed layer flock. White leghorn,blk sexlink, barred rock, buff orp, easter egger, and an olive egger that looks like a blue copper with a beard lol. I say my flock today because my daughter has requested some silkies for pets and come thursday i will be making that happen. I'm a sucker for my girls, human and feathered.
The layers live in a 7x8 handmade, by me, coop with a 15x15 run. They get free ranged most everyday though. The new chickens will be in my tractor, also my creation, 8x4 with a movable paddock style run, which verys in length and width depending in how i stake it in the yard. The tractor will be getting 3 bantam cochins for now and silkies and babtam cochin chicks in a few weeks. The chicks are going into a big brooder in the shed for now.
My flock will be a little large for my wifes liking but she knows they contribute unlike her pet cat, so she deals with. Plus i live in a subdivision and while im not restricted i don't like angry neighbors so the flock will stop here.....for now lol.
Well i hope that is an exceptable introduction. Feel free to ask any questions you may have for me. Opps i almost forgot, my first love is my tropical fish, though fish and chickens are fast becoming 1a and 1b. Glad to finally be in the BYC family.