Hello everyone. Glad to be aboard. After retiring from the Navy after 21 years, I finally got myself a plot of land and wasted no time getting some chickens. I have virtually no experience, but feel confident that I can (with your help) reach some success with my little flock. My birds are roughly 3 weeks old and growing quickly. I have: 4 Buff Orphingtons 3 Speckled Sussex 2 Black Australorp I'm well versed in "the search feature" as I am an 8 year member of a beer brewing forum, so you won't find me asking too many questions unless I've searched first. I hope to get to know many of you!