I live in the beautiful hills just west of Austin, Texas. My family thought I was crazy when I wanted to add chickens to our family. However, I'm an avid gardner and I felt it just fit into the natural order of things. I have a small flock...now just 2 Americauna hens and an English Bantum rooster and hen and nine Bantum chicks. We lost one earlier this year to a hawk as we watched. Very traumatic. Anyway, I just wanted a place to talk "chicken."