I'm excited to be a member here now after relying on y'all's amazing advice over the past two years of having my own backyard flock. :)
We live in Portland, Oregon, with 14 hens, 4 roosters and 4 ducks (and a dog and 4-month old baby!).
We have an assortment of Ameraucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Wyondottes, Black Sex Link, Barred Rocks, Welsummer, Golden Sex Links and four mixed breeds that we hatched out last year. :) On the duck side, we have two Black Indian Runners and two Khaki Campbells :)
While I haven't blogged in (yikes, over a year!) here, there are some photos if you're interested: http://www.nicolemillerbooks.com/miller-homestead/
Excited to connect and talk all things chickens!
** I'm particularly interested in getting some advice on how you find the best homes for unwanted roosters. Right now we have four, who are a bit hard on the poor hens and one rooster (a beautiful Blue Copper Maran) is aggressive towards us humans and I'm not too keen to have that around. I don't want him going to slaughter necessarily and I listed him for free on Craigslist and didn't get a good sense from those who responded (I really don't want him going to an abusive or cock-fighting home...)... I'm willing to perhaps make him his own pen, but that doesn't seem like the happiest existence for him, either... Well, would love advice! :) ***