We are not incredibly new to the whole "chicken craze" but close enough. We have been raising chickens for 2 years now. We care for them more as pets vs a source of food. We have several pullets, a welsummer, buff laced polish, white sultan, german spitzhauben and 6 chicks that are about 3 months old. 3 blue silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 rhode island red, and 1 buff orphington. We have a Brahma Bantam that we just found out is a rooster! We also are the proud parents of 2 children, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 rabbits and 1 guinea pig! We are a huge happy family and I love nothing more than to brag about my chirp chirps!!