Hi, new member here. Moved to Hawaii in December. 50 years ago I raised Banties on the farm. Haven't been able to stop and smell the roses (or chickens) since. When my company offered me an early out I decided it was time to slow down and enjoy life. Read about a lot of great breeds on this site. Wasn't sure what breed to start with but a lady in Waimea offered to sell me the last of her spring chicks, a Bielefelder, a Welsummer, and a Dark Copper Maran. I think she said they were hatched in February. From what I have read on various sites I still have a few months before I start getting eggs. The three seem to get along fine but their distinctly different personalities make me laugh. Can't wait for that first egg.