I have had chickens for some time but lost my flock of Barred Rock and RIR's to a pit bull attack about a month back. They were my girls I had raised from chicks to full grown laying hens. I am now in the process of starting over. Just thought I would finally join, after enjoying BYC for some time. I now have 3 silver lace wyandottes, 1 black australorp, and 2 golden comets, and waiting anxiously for fresh eggs again.