Hello fellow members! I am farily new to the chicken world. I have learned an abundance of info about chickens over the past 6 months. I am very excited and crazy I guess some could say about our lil flock. Right now we own Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds, a small flock of 6 hens and 1 rooster. This spring we have planned to expand our lil flock to possibly up to 50 chickens. I have a few breeds already in mind but I am open to any suggestions on what types of breeds would be good in this crazy OH weather we have here. We are in the process of building a new coop with all the special ammendities one chicken could ever want and should be done in a few weeks. I am also interested in a few specialty chickens as well. If anyone know of some tolbunt polish pullets and maybe one cockrell for sale at a reasonable distance from here I would be very interested in them! Or any polish chicks, pullets or cockrells for sale near this area would be great to know about. I have also thought about getting one Pheonix too. Any info on those two breeds would be great. Other than those two breeds I have on my possible breeds list Araucanas (I already have lined up thru a breeder), Dominique, Plymouth Rock, Wyandottes, Brahma, and maybe Americaunas and Silkies. I would also be interested in visiting some near by breeders of particular breeds and see what they have to offer a newbies to the chicken world. AND maybe next spring we are thinking of getting some Mallard ducks. I think the runner ducks and perkins would be fun to have as well. But we only have so much space like everyone else. Thank ahead of time for any info that anyone can send my way, it will be greatly appreciated! Hope everyone has a great day.