When my husband approach me about having chickens in our backyard I truly wasn't for it at all, but we together built our chicken coop and then I couldn't wait to get our hens. We just purchased them a week ago and I spend so much time just watching them. We have 3 Dominiques, Roxie, Rosie and Gertie. We also have a Red Bellied Parrot and a Boxer. I never thought chickens could make me laugh as much as our girls. Now all I can think about is adding another breed. I found this site while doing a lot of research prior to building our coop and getting the girls. I have learned quite a lot just reading the posts that I knew I needed to join to continue getting my questions and concerns answered from more others who know much more than I do about chickens.