I have had chickens for 5 years and I have learned much about the care of them. I have even hatched a couple of my own by hand and no incubator. Currently I have 11 adult hens and 4 baby chicks. I have a couple Buff mix, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Dominiques, Austrolorpes and a Sexlink. I found Backyard Chickens online years ago and it helped me tremendously in raising my hens. I am also obsessed with flowers so sometimes my free range chickens and plants don't mix... . I am retired so chickens and flowers are my joy and sometimes heartbreak.