Hello from Germany! I started my flock last year with three little Barbu d'Anvers and some hatching eggs. Today my little garden out site of the town of Solingen is home to 21 chickens most of them d'Anvers joined by two Fizzle, two d'Uccle, a booted Mix and four Asia-Mixed. With one of the hatching egg I had a little accident. It had trouble during the hatching and I played midwife and now she things I am Mom. Not being a hen I didn't know what I had got myself into, but since conditioning is irreversible I had to figure it out.. The only thing I didn't managed till now is to integrate her into the flock. She likes visiting the other chickens but will not stay in the coop over night. So if someone has a suggestion how my little black Lady can learn to love the coop, please tell me. Oh, and I love wild gardens, so if someone here who has tips for gardening with chickens, let me know.