Hello! I'm a longtime lurker who is finally joining because we're going to do our first hatch, instead of supplementing our flock with chicks. I'm pretty nervous, but really excited. Right now, our flock includes: Black Australorp, White-crested Polish Tophat, Ameraucana, Jersey Brown, and Silver-Laced Wyandotte. I'm most eager to add Cream Legbar and some Marans, and am also interested in Welsummer. We built our own coop and run, which was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to hatching and maybe even breeding some of our own. I think the genetics behind chickens is fascinating!