I joined today to seek advice for a poorly girl, but have been on here a fair bit reading and seeking advice. Such a great site! I have 4 chickens - all hybrids - a barred rock (she's the poorly one), a silver link, a bluebell and a cheshire blue (who lays white eggs, and has a serious tendancy to broodiness!). I've had them since April, and already think of them as part of the family! (And already want more but my husband won't let me yet!) They have a run, with a gorgeous recycled plastic hen house, but tend to free-range in the garden most of the day. Not sure what else to say to introduce myself!