Hi Everyone, New chickie keeper here! Just wanted to pop in and "introduce" myself. We have added 6 lovely little "hens" to our home in the last week, and are very excited to be starting this adventure. For us, they will be egg layers, and "pets". With some added bonus for pest/bug reduction in the yard. We have: (all of them of course are named.... My next post will probably be in the HELP ME, WHAT IS THE SEX OF THIS CHICKEN?) Buff Orpington Rhode Island Red Speckled Sussex Lavendar Orpington Ameraucana Barred Rock Since we are just getting set up, I'm sure that I will have LOADS of questions. This site has an ENORMOUS amount of information, so thank you all ahead of time for sharing the knowledge.