My family and I are new to chicken ownership but we're loving it! We got the bug when researching how to live more sustainably and how to create a backyard habitat. Who knew it would be so much fun to have fertilizer-manufacturing natural pest control??! Our young ladies are Lucy Pearl (a Silver Laced Wyandotte), Curious (a Salmon Faverolles), Belle (a black Amaracauna), Sweetheart (a Buff Brahma), Kinsey (an Easter Egger), Seraph (a blue Amaracauna), and Hope (a Buff Laced Polish) - all pictured below. Interestingly, one of the smaller chickens - Seraph, standing in the foreground - is establishing herself as the ruler of the roost. She's smaller than all but one (the Brahma), has been slower to grow than the others, and she aggressively asserts herself by fluttering slightly upward and using her feet on the others in a manner I formerly only associated with roosters (yeah, mostly a city girl here). Seraph is definitely a she, and she's got everyone, including the much bigger girls, under control. It's very interesting to watch. No one is picking feathers or pecking (or scratching) to draw blood yet, so no worries for now. One of the cutest things to me is how they each get upset if they are separated from the rest of the flock. My son isn't fond of this behavior - he'd have one in the house with him all the time if it wasn't so distressing for the separated chicken. ~chuckle~ Truth be told, I would too.