A little less than a year ago I got the hare-brained scheme to have some chickens, inspired by a casual acquaintance of mine, and my boyfriend was kind enough to be enthusiastic. Moreover, the people who make up this forum were equally positive, and with all I learned from lurking here I've been moderately successful with our first 4 hens. Eggs most days, no major problems so far, and all the good things that come from re-connecting with something real and vital. So thank you thank you to all who contribute to BYC, and a most happy, healthy and egg-y 2010! Cheers everyone!