Though I grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and have kept many different types of livestock, chickens are new to me. We built our coop this spring (2011), and started with three chicks, two black sexlinks and a barred rock (turned out to be a rooster). I just brought home a golden laced wyandotte, silver laced wyandotte, and two buff orpingtons. In all, I hope to have six hens.
We live in Watsonville, CA which offers a mild climate and an agricultural community that makes keeping chickens very easy.
Our household includes me, my husband, my 8 mo daughter, two corgis, and six chickens. Until we find our little piece of heaven, we are urban homesteaders!!
I look forward to hearing how other people keep chickens and the many stories that come with such great animals. I love chickens!
All the best,