Pushing 42 years and have spent all my life on a farm with a wide variety of livestock including chickens. Currently I have a pure breed flock of Delaware hens...sold half a dozen with the roo this afternoon to my mentor (breed & show Flemish Giant rabbits). But I have about 30 young birds about 12 weeks old ready to head to the growing pen...all pullets and a couple of roos will go to the laying house when they hit 5 months old and the rest of the roos will go to freezer camp. I love my ladies, they are wonderful layers and even though I am not big on eating eggs, I love to bake and cook with them...what I don't use, I sell to make back a little feed money or give away to those who have kids and need the extra grub (also where a lot of the freezer camp birds go). Sold my place of 23 years and bought this one May 2012...still in the slow process of building and remodeling and setting everything up. When I am finished, I plan to once again have 4 separate houses & runs...2 big breeds and 2 bantam breeds...not counting for the ones I hatch and raise. I also have turkeys & ducks...among other things. White chickens were not my favorite choice, but I kept coming back to this breed as I narrowed down the choices for where I live and what I wanted out of them...so white birds it is, and I must say they have been absolutely awesome!! I would be hard pressed now NOT to have Delaware hens!! Anywho....I am divorced 11 years now with 2 grown children (daughter 24, son 23). Own my place. Disabled due to seizures and migraines, and am in college full time to get my RN-BSN license. I prefer to keep my stock as organic as possible, but am not beyond getting medication if it is needed to help with a problem. I have an awesome vet for my babies (by babies, I mean ALL of my animals & birds) and a backup vet for "just in case". I am very open minded and welcome suggestions. I do not knock other peoples methods or ways and have learned a LOT from folks by paying attention!! So, feel free to poke my shoulder and say "Hey, you need to....." or "I think you should...." I appreciate all advice and help I can get. I have been doing this since forever, but I also know that there is no possible way for me to know everything....I love to learn something new every day!!