I am a bird keeper at a zoo, and I adore pheasants. I've worked with many exotics, but for the first time ever I have a backyard - with chickens! It's very exciting to raise my own domestic galliformes as pets and feels like a whole different realm. I'm starting with Buff Silkies and Blue Ameraucanas. When I can move to an area that allows roosters I'd love to breed heritage breeds. My chicks are getting lots of training and at 3 weeks old can already station and step up on a scale on cue. I love how intelligent and food-motivated chickens are - we're going to have lots of fun learning all sorts of tricks!