Hi, My name is Marie and while I'm originally from Germany, I have now been living in South Dakota for the last ten years. Last year my husband and I finally purchased a home with some acreage here in the Black Hills and I love having space for our two wonderful kiddos and all our pets! Currently we have 3 horses, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 ferrets, 9 chickens and 1 Toulouse Goose. All my chickens are different breeds: Della (Delaware), Mrs. Beak (Silverlaced Wyandotte), Berta (supposedly a Buff Orpington, but I think something went wrong as she is copper with black feathers in the tail), Mathilde (Barnevelder), Brownie and Nelly (Ameraucana), Sweetie (Blue Wyandotte), Freckles (Sussex) and Mrs. Tickles (White Leghorn). Love all my ladies! I'm looking forward to learning more about poultry through this community.