I've lurked around this site quite a bit, but now it's time to go ahead and sign up to be a part of this fantastic source of information. My wife, our daughter (16 months old), and myself very recently purchased 8 chickens to join our family. 2 Buff Orphington, 2 barred sex-linked something, 3 Ameracuanas, and 1 more we just call roxie. We just moved onto a 13 acre farm here in New Mexico. I'm hoping to meet up with someone local who can impart some chicken wisdom on us. Thanks for all the information. I've already learned so much.