Greetings to all, I am an Australian living in Japan (right down the bottom end in Kagoshima, so nowhere near the recent trouble...). I run a small English school in my house and have just started keeping chickens at home/the school. I have 4 at home/school, hopefully 1 rooster and 3 hens. My father in law is retired and grows rice, vegetables and keeps about 60 chickens in a remote location about 90 minutes from my home. We also had chickens and ducks at my home in Western Australia, but they got old and dropped off the perch one by one. The ducks are still going strong though, they might be immortal... I'm curious as to what breed these are, and also would like confirmation that i have chosen 1 rooster and 3 hens. Due to the no-new-member-picture thing, I will have to wait a while before I can post pictures of them. Alternatively, I may post a link to my homepage where I will have photos of the birds and the coop i made. I hope to learn a lot on the forum, and maybe one day be able to help someone out too... Kaki.