my chickensMy name is Jesse. I am a girl even though my name is spelled the boys way and I am 11 years old. I got my First 12 chickens in the spring of 2009. I have Matilda and Lucy who are white rocks, Grace, Shadow, and Clever who are barred rocks. Brownie and Softball who are legghorn/barred rock mix and 4 red sex links, Fluff, Flower, Curious, and Peep. I had a Rhode Island red rooster but we had to get rid of him not because he was nasty but becuse he was to big for the girls.Now I have 16 chickens because my uncle couldnt keep his buff orpingtons which i named Butterscotch, Blossom, Miss. Floppy, Carmel, and Nellie. If you are new at owning chickens I can tell you they are enjoyable creatures and very funny. Also depending on the size of your flock you might be able to earn a few extra dollars on their eggs!