Hello Everyone, I am excited to be a part of the chicken community. My husband and I began raising chickens, here in Alaska, a little over a year ago. We are trying to get our family more self sufficient when it come to feeding ourselves, not to mention the fact that it is extremely healthier to grow your own food. We do not eat our chickens, just the eggs. We started out with six hens and a rooster and now have 16 hens (I think they are all hens) and a rooster. We hatched our first chicks this spring which was awesome! I am looking forward to learning and growing with the group. Thank you all for all of your past and future advice.