I have gotten a lot of information from this site, for which I am thankful. I am handicapped (generally in a wheelchair or use a scooter), and love my chickens. I felt keeping more than one or two chickens would be too difficult. Some of the suggestions here have been such that I am again able to enjoy my babies. So thank you. New to this forum, but not new to chickens or other critters. I have had chickens off and on most of my life. Mainly Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rock, as many as 100 at a time. I even had a pet Barred Rock hen named Henrietta who rode around on my shoulder. I told people she was really a parrot in disguise. She even learned to cluck when I said "Arrrgg!" Right now I have a free ranging mixed Bantam rooster, a free ranging Bantam hen with 8 little biddies about 3 days old, two adult free ranging Guineas. In a covered pen I have 10 Black Australorps about 3 weeks old, and four Guinea keets that are about 5 weeks old. I plan to turn the keets out when they are old enough. This is in addition to my two dogs and one cat. The Guineas rule the yard and are better watch dogs than the dogs. I live on 8 acres so am not real worried about the noise my babies make. All of them will now come when I call and the rooster sits on the arm of my chair and "talks" to me, as long as I don't try to hold him, he is happy. Again thanks to all who contribute.