I'm brand new to this group and looking forward to learning from all of you.
My husband and I bought a small, 17-acre farm two years ago. His Christmas present to me was to create and build a chicken coop so that I can raise a few egg-laying girls. I've been doing a lot of reading, but I know there is so much to learn. You'll no doubt be hearing from me a lot!
I am at the "picking my breeds" point, and I have them pretty much narrowed down. I'm looking for good egg layers, not broody, cold tolerant and docile...I'd like to have several different breeds. So far, Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Rock, Ameraucana, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington and a Blue Birchen Langshan cock to watch over the girls. What say you about my choices? I won't be offended if you tell me I've picked incorrectly!