I'm a longtime lurker to this great site and decided I should start participating. I love the wealth of information offered here within all of the discussion.
I've currently got 4 laying hens (two buff orpingtons, one supposed silver Wyandotte and a mystery grey bird), a silky rooster, and nine chicks about a month old. We are thinking about expanding to 30-50 birds over the remainder of this year.
We've built 3 coops in the past year, but our chickens free-range over our 7 acres most of the time.
Thank you for this impressive community!