I realized today that my phone has over 2,000 pictures and probably a good 90% of them are of chickens. Unfortunately, most of my friends and family do not share the same enthusiasm as I do. So... I've come to BYC, to share with you stories and pictures of my journey into urban begawkary. A little about myself and my chickens: My husband, 3 sons, ages 5, 7 & 12 and I currently share a home in an urban area in NC with 3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Black Australorps (all right at pol) and a brooder full of Serama and Silkies that came from our very first hatch! We had chickens before, a few, but the military moved us to SoCal for 3 years and when we came back, we had to start over, which is where we are today. Eventually, we'd like to move out of the city and into a more self sustaining lifestyle, but for now this is a good starting point for us noobs. Thanks for reading and please share your pics/stories as well! The only thing I love more than looking at my own chicken pictures, is ogling other people's chicken pictures (especially house-chickens because I feel less crazy if there are others out there). So, in no particular order, here is my current cuddle stock: My "oldest" pullets, Peck and Turk Here they are, growling at the mailman. Peck, showing me how pretty she is Cat is displeased Turk, and her crooked toe Kids are watching a scary movie. You can see how much the cat cares, but Peck is making sure everyone is alright, (or looking for crumbs, which is probably more likely) Peck, hanging out with youngest son and Patches, the dog Here's a few of when they were little. And how the other animals handled the new situation.