I have always dreamed of owning our own plot of land that we could develop into just what we wanted. A homestead of our own and finally we have just that. We own a lovely 10 acre plot on the Pigeon River in West Michigan where along with our home we have an organic garden, an orchard, chickens, a vineyard and my art studio all surrounded by nature, boundless wildlife and the river. Chickens are our most recent addition. After researching and pondering for several years now we finally took the plunge last week to put our flock of egg layers together. I just joined the BYC today after coming here often to learn. We are starting off with 5 chickens: 1 golden laced Wyonette, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana, 1 Light Brahma and 1 Bantam Black Breasted Red Old English Game Bantam (I believe, sex to be determined).