Greetings and Salutations from Sidney, Vancouver Isl. B C. A couple of months ago my partners daughter decided she wanted "fresh eggs" and bought 5 chicks for the backyard. One turned ou5 male and as they live downtown Victoria he had to go (bylaws).Since I live rural I was gifted with a ameraucana rooster with a pullet to keep him company.Within days I had convinced myself they needed company so I found a of black jersey giant pullets. Another week someone was giving away 6 two year old rhodes free because they stopped laying. After a month I ended up eating the rooster as he was getting meaner and meaner towards the hens. Someone else's flock was attacked by weasels so I inherited 4 isa's as well, small hens but jumbo eggs. Next someone in town needed to re_home a bantam rooster and his 2 hens,built them their own tractor but they were so tame they ended up owning the front yard. The girl I got the 2 jersey giant pullets had to get rid of 2 of her jersey giant roosters so I have those.Someone else lost most of their flock to weasels and I got a 3 year old ameraucana hen crossed with something that had feathered feet and a copper maran crossed hen. I've built two coops and 2 runs and they alternate days to free range my backyard. Now I have an incubator up and running with a few bantam eggs,6 isa x jersey giant eggs,6 Rhode x jersey giant and one egg from the copper maran and jersey giant. These birds now take up a fair bit of my life and I seeem unable to stop myself.