Greetings! I have had my backyard flock of 11 hens for about four months; 4 Easter Eggers, 3 Welsummers, and one each of Salmon Favorelle, Barred Rock, Silver Brahma, and Buff Orpington. We are enjoying them, learning a lot, and appreciate all the eggs! Being raised a city girl, I have no experience with farm animals, but have been wanting hens for years. My husband's experience with chickens as a child gave him no fond memories, but our charmers have won his heart. They are way cool, and a great addition to our small town home.