Hello everyone I'm countrymom9 residing in beautiful southwest Minnesota with my husband our 9 children, rottweiler, mini lop - Clover, and now 4 gold star hens! We are accidental country folk but loving it! Adding chickens to our family had been quite an experience. We started with 6 welsummers from TSC. (Posted about a month ago). Come to find out our what we thought were hens were 5 roosters and one hen. Considering we live in city limits our sun greeting roos had to go. So off to the crockpot the 5 went. We then found some gold stars from a farm in town to hopefully be friends with our lonely hen. However, with her being a little longer and smaller in size the transition period of merging the 4 new hens with our little hen didn't go well. They started to draw serious amounts of blood. So in best interest of her we found a more experienced farm that could help her get better and have a home on their large farm. So we now have the 4 gold star hens that are laying 3-4 eggs a day! Our kids love giving them cabbage and fruit scraps as treats! They also love going out and looking for eggs every morning! Crazy start to our chicken adventure but definitely glad to have found this site!