I am a new member but not new to the site. I've been visiting the site for quite a while. You can learn about anything you want to know about chickens here. I wanted a mixed flock but not too large to start. I got 2 barred rock, 2 buff op, 2 blk sex links, 2 RIR , 1 turned out to be a male which I call Phil. 1 of the buffs was eaten by coons. I've since secured the cage to the yard. Started getting eggs 2 weeks ago.