Hello. I have been lurking on the site for several months. I decided to finally join in. I would like to say how informative and helpful I have found the entire site to be. The forums have given me much good advice and direction. We currently have 3 beautiful little black hens and a little game hen. We started getting eggs from my girls about 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been so exciting. Our little brown girls is probably about another 6-8 weeks from laying. Along with our chickens we have a vast assortment of other pets. Dogs, cats, a bunny, an African Grey and two Quakers and our new sugar gliders. Lord help us if we ever move to the country.