Hi there :)
I'm new to this forum but not to chicken keeping-- I'm on my 'second flock' of girls.
First lot were 6 brown shaver girls who I had from day olds, my last one left me aged 7 this time last year :'( I went looking for some girls who may have a bit more lifespan in them than the 'boom and bust' style of my shaver girls (they layed every day from 6 weeks old to 4 years old with no issues, and then after 4 years I started running into a whole host of health problems with them that even the vet couldn't fix :( ) and fell in love with some of the fancier breeds.
I now have 2 chinese crested silkie bantams, a wyandotte and an australorp. Loving having these girls-- they're certainly much more refined than my squabbling drama queen shavers were-- and the youngest is just coming up on a year old now :) They go by the names of Penelope, Luna, Bumblebee and Abby.
I live in New Zealand (that spit of land on the map at the bottom) and currently have my hens, 3 tropical community fish tanks, 2 Southern Bell frogs and 2 burmese cats. I also do things like hiking and sailing because this country is so beautiful it's hard not to.
I'm mainly wanting to join this forum because I've worn out my family, friends' and partners' ears about chickens already and it would be nice to find some like minded people
Looking forward to talking with you all and browsing through posts of chicken speak :D