Hello BackYard Chickens!
I am so happy I found this website! Chicken owners are far and few where I live (in a Los Angeles suburb) and so theres not alot of people around me who understand how fun it is to raise chickens!
I have 5 Rhode Island Reds - all females and they started laying their eggs this past February and boy was I excited! I started out with 8 chicks originally - 6 RIRs and 2 Buff Orpingtons and sadly a hawk killed both of my buff orpingtons, i would have loved to see how they would have turned out.