In the Spring of 2011 we moved 3,500 miles from Florida to Oregon, purchased and started a small farm. Then in May of that same year, we purchased a small flock of 6 Buff Orpingtons laying hens that were approximately 2 years old. Chickens: 27 total 17 Orpingtons: Lav, Black Lav Split and Blue 7 Red Old English Game Bantams 3 Easter Eggers Ducks: 34 total ( 5 ducks and 29 ducklings) 5 adult Welsh Harlequins 26 Kaki Campbell ducklings 3 White Layer ducklings I found out about BackYardChickens.com by searching for information online in the Spring of 2011. BYC has great information and has helped me learn so much. I finally became a member a few days ago after seeing information about the 4th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-along. What FUN!!! My husband and I care for our two young sons, my elderly Father; 24 Goats: 17 Dairy goats, 7 Meat goats; 2 House pets: 1 dog and 1 cat… No wonder I am exhausted all the time. Best dream ever-Don’t wake us up! Irony: About 4 months after becoming a poultry keeper I developed an egg sensitivity and can no longer eat eggs. L Very excited to be a member of BYC!!!