Just wanted to say "hello"... I'm Patricia in Saint Paul, MN. In the backyard I have 4 beautiful hens, hatched in late April 2013! So, at this time, they are nearly 6 months. Two of them are Buff Orpingtons, and the other two are Barred Plymouth Rocks. The Buffs started laying a few weeks ago. No eggs yet from the Barred Rocks. But I love them all, no matter what. My chickens love almost any kind of snack-- plain yogurt, meat, veggies, fruits, stale bread, bugs... This coming Minnesota winter will be a new experience-- keeping the girls warm and snug in their coop, which I have yet to insulate (or even research the topic, which is why I joined BackYard Chickens). I don't have any current pics, but I'll keep coming back here.