Hello everyone on BYC! After reading many forums and articles I think it’s finally time to sign up. There have been so many helpful things about chickens. Everyone on here seems to be pretty chill and helpful, unlike other places. I guess that is because chicken makes us better people. The husband, kids, and I recently moved to a 60-acre farm. Whoop whoop! It’s always been my dream to live on some land with peace and quiet and raise some chickens on my own. I grew up with chickens in my parents’ backyard in Portland, Oregon. My parents also raised chickens at a relative’s property more out in the countryside. I remember when I was a kid I would go outside in the rain and dig for some worms for the chickens. Those were fun times. Fast forward, the husband had recently acquired some Thai chickens from his uncle. They are lovely. We had one hen recently hatched her babies about 2 weeks ago (9 of them, thankfully they are still alive and chirping). They’re so cute. At this time we haven’t named any of them yet. It’s so fascinating watching her go into auto-broody mode and sat on those eggs for 3 weeks. At one point I thought she was dead because she barely moved until I gave her a little poke. I also have 5 bantams. Now these, the kids named them. The two roosters are named Chicken Nugger and Ben. The hens are named Becky, Michelle, and Blacky. If anyone can help with Becky… she has laid several eggs now and has not gone broody at all. I don’t know. Maybe her body is too small for those eggs(Her body literally only can cover like 4 or 5 eggs). I finally got an incubator and tried incubating 10 eggs. Unfortunately, so far 1 hatched and 2 are still waiting to see if they hatch (a lonely black beauty). Right now Becky currently has 7 eggs in her nest (It's been almost 2 weeks now). As far as what breed are the bantam chickens or the Thai chickens I really don’t know. I’m new. Maybe I’ll post up pictures later and ya’ll can help. In the near future, I'm hoping to have eggs for eating from other chicken breeds? I want some pretty color eggs. Ha, I know I’m rambling on about the chickens and not exactly introducing myself, right?