OK, I am new- somehow I have not been able to discover where the instructions are that tell me how to join in posting messages- I am admittedly not the most computer literate person out there! However, I gather I am supposed to introduce myself? Have Arabian horses, have cats, and the neighbor's chickens range my yard and gardens, and I have fallen in love- one of them has started sleeping up in the rafters of my horse barn- my neighbor is OK with it, believe me, I called her to find out if it was ok that they spent so much time at my place. They help me garden - well, they scratch out the small weeds and wait for me to dig up worms and bugs. I am considering getting my own and am researching to find chickens that are pretty, docile, cold hardy, good egg producers and different than my neighbors - so far I think Australorps, Speckled Sussex, Silver Laced Wyandottes and Easter Eggers. So, did I do this right?