Hello, I've just moved into a new house and the previous owners couldn't take their chickens with them so we happily adopted them. I have no idea how old they, the neighbour thinks they may be 3 to 4 years old. I've had a google trying to find out what breeds they are with some success... hopefully the people on this forum might be able to fill in the blanks for me... By the way I'm in Australia.... Chicken 1 - Cilla (I think she is an Australorp)..... she is very gentle and a regular layer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australorp Chicken 2 - Dorothy (?) - she is very inquisitive, an escape artist, and a little bit air headed Chicken 3,4,5 - Nolean, Blue King, Jackie - these 3 look similar so I am guessing they are the same breed, the larger of the three (Nolean) has gone broody on two occasions.