Hello, My name is Tricia, and last year I moved into my Neck of the Woods. Yup, I now own a Neck! I kid you not, the house came with just such a sign, and enough land to finally raise chickens. I'm fairly certain I drove my (now) husband near to distraction with my chicken-talk over the last 2 years, but as of this past May, it's a reality. (I'm fairly certain he loves them just as much as I do.) We have 6 chickens, 3 Easter Eggers (one was labeled as a Leghorn, but is quite clearly not now that she is grown), two Australorpes, and a Rhode Island Red. Each chicken has such a crazy/wonderful personality, and I truly enjoy coming home from work to my 'Chicken TV'. I really look forward to joining the community here, I've been lurking for most of the two years I've been pestering my husband about chickens, and can't wait to get to know folks and share stories, laughs, and knowledge. I've attached some pictures of our chickens and their coop...which is a work in progress, and I'm currently trying to decide how I'm going to winterize it. The coop is a "heavily modified" Precision Pet red barn, the run is a dog kennel our neighbor donated for eggs (yes ,there is a cover to keep predators out) Once the coop was done, we built them a 'sandbox' to play, forage, and bathe in. Then we decided to add stumps and wood chips. Finally, we built them a swing set. The girls helped to build the swing set, "Can we eat it? Does it contain bugs?" This is Buttercup, the 'Leghorn', who is always looking for food. "Hi, Thanks for the watermelon, what else do you have for me to eat?" Birds of a feather, forage together. Have a lovely day, and nice to meet you all!