Happy New Year BYC! It's been a while since I've been on here, had quite the busy year! I am getting ready for my second round of chicks (around the end of Feb. when my 4 hens will be 1 year old!!) Right now I have 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks and 1 Production Red (as said, all hens) and this time around I am looking for maybe a bit more variety. My longtime goal for my chickens is to get them where they are doing things o-natural, meaning that with a rooster and a broody hen I hopefully will get to the point some day where I don't have to buy baby chicks again, unless I just want to add a new variety. One of the things I hope to add to my flock this year is a rooster (or 2). I don't know if I am ready to handle a broody hen yet, but that also might be a possibility. So pretty much, I am just wanting to hear people's favorite Chicken breeds, favorite roosters, favorite broody hens, favorite non broody hens, etc... I live in Southern Oklahoma, so it can get pretty steamy here in the summer. Winters are generally pretty mild, with some exceptions. We just came through, around Christmas, a couple of weeks of snow and ice and very very cold! So anyway, any advice or information anyone can give me would be great! I love the input and hearing about other people's experiences!