I'm a new member of BYC although I've been seeking advice by reading forum posts from this site for almost 2 years. I retired 2 years ago and decided I wanted to raise chickens. I started out with with 9 Rhode Island Red pullets. Now I have 12 Rhode Islands, 3 Morans and a Silky. My silky is a rescue from the county fair petting zoo. This spring I decided, with the help and begging of my 11 year old daughter, to try my hand at chicks. We have 9, 8 week old Ameraucanas. Although, I think I might of ended up with 2 roosters in the bunch and I have one that has a crooked beak. We call her Beaker. I'm super excited about being apart of this site.