I'm pleased and a little surprised to find so many other chicken lovers here. I have to say that I find the site a little overwhelming with so many people & posts. I'm looking forward to learning more. I had a pet rooster as a child and a hen after that. Since that time, I didn't have the opportunity to get chickens. Now I do and have 4 coming to me to be shipped from Meyer Hatcheries on May 1st 2017. I'm trying to get 2 more but the CSR I spoke with said there's no hatch date for them yet. It's not easy to be patient and wait!