Have been reading posts and information on the site for several months. I moved out to the country recently and got a coop set up. Started with a bunch of chicks, but lost several to bad fence and a Labrador puppy. Fence is now fixed and I have 13 pullets and an Easter Egger rooster. The pullets include 5 production reds, 3 black australorps, 1 Barred Plymouth Rock, 1 Easter Egger, and 3 Partridge Rock mixes. Also have 6 Buff Orpington chicks, two Brahma mix chicks, and two barnyard mix chicks in dog kennel in the coop. Got all the chicks at the local swap meet at Orschelns. With all this I just got my first egg from one of my black australorps Friday and now have 4 eggs in 5 days. I love these critters and hope to have a lot more eggs soon.