I am not a new member but it has been long time since I have been active. I had beautiful flock of mixed chickens about five years ago and a dirty skunk killed them all in two nights. I was away at the time as my precious mother had passed and I came back to a coop of senseless death and destruction. I lost the heart for it to say the least. That along with other stressors I won't mention, have pushed me to the edge of my sanity and I am being treated for PTSD now. Feeling so helpless and hopeless is a terrible place to be when I was always so in control and capable. It is a long road I travel now but I know with the Lord's help I will make it. I have a service dog now and he helps. I have also gotten myself some more chickens and they have been like a bealing balm to my battered mind. I started out with two RLBW pullets and a roo, two SLW pullets, one GLW pullet and an Americauna roo. Last night I added a splash maran hen and a black copper maran hen. I am going to get a couple more black coppers and will call it quits. Only because that is all I have room for. I wish I could squeeze in an americauna pullet or two since I have the roo. I plan to pair him with the BCMs and breed some olive eggers. I look forward to spending some enjoyable time here during my recovery. This is a pic of Brother Andrew my RLBW roo and that is Hawk, the americauna in the back of him.