Hello! I have been using BYC for a long time now and thought I'd finally make the commitment today and join! Currently we have 2 chickens/hens: 1 white 4yr old Silky, and one 1yr old Buff. In five years we have had a total of 7 chickens. Sadly as of this morning we are down to only 2. We lost our 3yr old Bard Rock this morning to...a mysterious condition. Other animals: 1 beagle mix, 1 cat, and 1 black and white bunny. We have been chicken owners for about 5 yrs now and have learned A LOT about raising chickens thanks to this BYC site I found by searching for answers to my many questions along the way. We live in North County San Diego, married for 13 years, blessed with 4 wonderful children!