We started with our chickens in March 2011! We started out with 2 Americanas! We were lucky because we got 1 hen and 1 rooster! Then the chicken craze started in April, we bought 4 more! 1 Sizzle and 3 Silkies! Roxie is a silkie and layed 12 eggs and hatched out 6 in November! We were so excited! well today we have more hatching she is a machine! I have 3 children 2 girls 15,9 and son 17! I am 35 and I am a Preschool teacher and happily married! My husband and I have hopes of having a farm and want to grow our own food!