Hello! I'm a novice from Illinois. We have our first flock of Rhode Island Reds (10), Orphingtons(9), Pekins(18) & Guineas(5). I love my chickens to no end, and I'm slowly learning to love the ducks. They are way more flighty than I knew, but the hubs loves them. My guineas have been here for a whole week, my father-in-law has had them for years & decided to buy some for me at the local 4-H fair. I fell in love with those archaic looking birds the first time I saw them 5 years ago. I've been using this site for help since before we got our chicks in early February. I've gotten tons of great info and I'm more grateful everyday that I stumbled across such a great forum.