Just stopped to say hello. We live in central Illinois... no not Chicago I grew up on a farm so animals and farm.life are not new to me. Chickens however was one animal we did not have(but the neighbors did) Our brood consist of 4 black australorp, 1 cinnamon queen, 1 delaware, 1 araucana/ameraucana and 3 that I am not 100% sure what they are. 3 kids 2 house dogs, 2 beagles, 1 coon dog and Moe our American bulldog. Also 2 goldfish and a baby snapping turtle we rescued and are releasing when the weather gets stable!