Hello everyone! My name is Nick and i have been raising chickens since about 2005. I have not really ventured into the real colorful or oriental chickens but would like to attain a Silkie or two in the future. As of now I raise strictly White Leghorns with a few Buff Orpington hens, and i raise them primarily for egg laying so that I can sell the eggs and give out of towners an idea of what a FRESH egg should taste like. I appreciate everyone being so kind on here, because it makes it very easy to fit in. If possible I would also like to meet some locals ( people from Illinois, or anywhere really) that loves to talk chickens. That should not be a problem though because this seems to be the #1 site for Chicken Lovers.