I a chicken newbie. I bought 4 'rojos' last summer, and was given an assortment of 5 others. I'm not sure what they are - I think there is an Andalucian Blue, a couple of Galician hens, an American Bantam and one enormous white broiler.
For Christmas I bought my hens a cockerel and he's happily doing his work. Amazing how much they chickens have changed their habits after his arrival. I plan to start incubating eggs this month (once I've built an incubator).
Great layers, we get one egg a day from each and are getting really big double yolks.
I live in Cabo de Gata, Spain. Just 185 miles from the highest rainfall area in Spain, we have the lowest rainfall Europe, about 7 inches a year. Our climate is pretty much 'Arizona', but being on the coast, the highs rarely get above 35ºC (95ºF).
You've probably seen Cabo de Gata even if you've never heard of it. It's played backdrop for the spaghetti westerns (Clint waz here), Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, Indiana Jones, Exodus - to name just a few.
This site's proved a gem for me setting up my little flock, I'm looking forward to engaging and taking it to the next step. I want to start produced for meat and adding a few more birds, including turkey.
It's going to be fun!
Edited by simonrodal - 1/8/16 at 4:02pm