Hi all, I am new to the backyard chicken phase though I got the bug many years ago when I hatched out chickens in an incubator for my preschool class. Now I am building my own flock the same way. My summer school class and I hatched out 6 chickens in July and they all live with me now. Unfortunately at least half of them are rooster! But I will add to the hens because there is nothing like fresh pastured eggs! Glad to be here availing myself of the wisdom of other chicken lovers.