Hi everyone. I'm new to chickens. Got 3 chicks in April and 6 more in May. All Rhode Island Red females. Looking to produce my own eggs. Found this site through a search for info on RIRs Used to raise meat rabbits several years ago (New Zealands & Californians) but don't have any now. Used to also breed and raise exotic reptiles & amphibians for a living for several years until Hurricane Charley came through here.. I may give some meat chickens a try also (cornish rock X) Looks like lots of good info here.