New to BYC and a BY chicken owner. I started in the spring of 2014. I had been thinking about starting a flock and hubby just listened to amuse me. It was a beautiful spring night and a friend of ours decided to have friends over. At this party I met my chicken dealer. For FREE she gave me a small coop, 12 chicks and said if you get any roos call me. I've been hooked since. I've returned about 8 roos and in turn she gives me more chicks. I currently have, 2 austrolopes, 2 Sicilian buttercups, 2 barred Plymouth rocks, 1 I'm not sure, 1 silkie and one very handsome rooster. 5 of the ladies are laying. Hubby enjoys them now. He even gave up his shed for the flock. :0) he's the best!