Hello Everyone, I am really thrilled to be a member. I am on this site all of the time since we started our little flock. We have 8 road island reds, two bantam hens and one little bantam roo who thinks he is a big bad rooster. They are almost a year old and we are thinking of added more this year. I never thought having chickens would be so much fun. I love to sit outside and just watch them run around. We just rescued a silkie who was beat up pretty bad by her old flock. We have her separated until her feathers grow back, but I will need some guidance in figuring out how to best care for her. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and learning from all of your expertise.