Hi! I've been on this site long enough I thought it was time to register. I'm in Gilbert, Arizona, in the Phoenix area, so I live in a desert climate. My husband and I raise our own pork & beef, have a garden, an aquaponics system, and of course, chickens. We also raise turkeys on occasion. Our birds are free-range and wander our acre, occasionally visiting neighbors when they irrigate their yards. Our current flock includes barred rocks, gold sex-links, leghorns, and not-so-ameraucanas. (One lays green the other a light brown).