Hi. I'm Rowan from Portland, Oregon. I was a member a couple of years ago, then took a break to care for family and travel and because RATS drove me out of the chook business. Now I'm back with three new chickens. They are 20 week old Gold Sex Link pullets. I've never had this breed so I'm anxious to see how they do. Unfortunately, I didn't do a lot of research ahead of time and am reading they have a very short lifespan. But... they're here, so we're gonna hang in. Going to just feed these girls once a day as much as they'll eat, then pick up the food. Hoping to avoid the rat issue again. May also get an outdoor cat. I just HATE rats! Looking forward to reading and learning, again.