Hi everyone! I've referenced BYC for many questions but just recently joined to be able to share in the conversations. I have a backyard flock of 17. I have a Black Copper Marans hen that loves to set and she's got 8 chicks right now. I have 8 other young hens (21 weeks) that include Silver Wyandottes, Speckled Sussex, Partridge Rock, and one Blue Ameracauna. I was raised with poultry and many other critters but just started the backyard adventures a year ago. So much fun and my daughter just loves her babies.