I am new to chickens since October. We purchased a hen and a rooster at a poultry show. They aren't show quality birds, so it was buy a hen and get a free rooster for $3. We have Rusty the Rooster and Midnight the Cochin Hen. Last weekend we purchased 3 pullets and 3 ducklings. My 9 year old daughter and I are having fun with them all. Even Dad seems to like them. Midnight the cochin is a wonderful bird. Rusty is your average rooster I suppose. Nice to meet you all!