Hello All~ I am a new mom to 5 baby chicks. We also have 2 cats, 4 hermit crabs and 2 human kids I am fairly new to chickens. I started this process by caring for my grandfathers grown Rhode Island Reds. He became ill and sadly passed last month. I was hoping to learn all of his knowledge about chickens before I started on this journey. BYC is full of great knowledge and I am so happy to find a place that I can turn to for information and others personal experiences. Looking forward to getting to know this group!