Hello! My name is Jordan, I am 18, and I have been raising my fowl since age 16. Since I am fairly new to raising chickens, I figured signing up here would be a good idea (for help, advice, etc.), so here I am now! I first got my chickens from an AP biology class in high school (we had to raise a chicken and study its behavior as it grew, and I decided to take mine and a friend's home), and have helped keep them healthy and well fed since then. One is a plymouth rock, one is a buff orpington, and I recently was handed a silver-laced wyandotte from a friend. I also have a white coturnix quail (though she seems to have some health issues concerning her growth). My favorite parts of raising backyard chickens would be: - not having to shop for eggs as often - seeing them grow into their big-chick feathers - the parental warmth you get from spoiling them and keeping them healthy. Some other hobbies of mine would be art, science, and cosmetics. I also deeply enjoy gardening and caring for insects and other My other pets consist of (keep in mind, I have a family that I live with, so I'm not the only individual caring for these animals): - three cats - seven ferrets - a bearded dragon - two rats - and a simply uncountable amount of garden snails.