Hi! I live on the wet, rainforested eastside of the Big Island. I have been lurking this site for about a year and finally joined officially. I haven't had chickens since the FFA days, but I just ordered my new flocked and am very excited. I'm interested in dual purpose homestead birds. I would like to settle on a heritage breed and am leaning toward the Barnevelder as they are gorgeous and lay darker eggs. I'm looking forward to getting to know people on the forum and learning all I can.