New to the chicken world as of last November, and have been filling my head with as much information as I can. Absolutely love this site! My hens are Maude (Australorp), Hazel (Welsumer), and Much the Conqueror (Comet). I bought them for the natural eggs, pest control and poop.. I had no idea I would fall head over heels in love with them. I want more!! ..but, alas, we have only a city lot. Sigh.