I am a new chicken lover! We were "donated" (dumped) a dozen assorted chickens on our barn's property for the first time a few months ago, free range, and I just fell in love with them. We aren't quite sure of all of their breeds, I believe most of them are Rhode Island Reds, as their pictures are similar (see my avatar) and the eggs match up, but maybe you guys would know better. It's been a crash course in chicken owning, but we've been loving it. They are so sweet and will follow us around while doing barn chores - they just love to be around people.
As for future chicken owning plans, I am hoping to acquire a couple of Seramas more of personal pets pets, rather than round the barnyard chickens. I've already got a cozy coop ready for them and a pen so the can scratch away...maybe I'll be able to grow a garden once they've aerated and fertilized enough. Another one of our boarders also got another dozen chickens, a mixed assortment, so it's going to be even MORE of a chicken heaven at the barn anyway!
Anyway, I hope to learn even more about chickens and meet you guys.