Hello, my name is Mark and my wife and I are new to raising chickens. We started last spring with 6 chicks. We live in north central Connecticut. We have two of each of the following breeds- Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, and Light Brahmas. We enjoy feeding them and watching their antics. They bring us a lot of joy and entertainment! My wife is quilter and I’m an artist, fly fisher, and RC airplane builder and flyer. We are both recently retired and live on a farm which we rent to two nearby farmers who raise feed corn and hay for cattle. We have a cat named Jack. He’s a rescue cat and we love him very much. I can’t quite remember how I found out about BYC, probably from researching info about chickens on the net and saw that there was a great deal of information to be gleaned for everyone here.