I discovered BYC and am so glad to have joined this forum. I always wanted a few chickens since moving on some acreage. My husband said "NO". This spring 2 hens wandered out of no where in my backyard and I caught them and they have been herre ever since. I named them Henny Penny & Henrietta. I think they are Golden Buffs and they each lay a jumbo egg everyday. My husband became attached to them and built them a "chicken condo" from a plan we saw on the BYC website. I love my hens. They know their names and come running to me when I call them. I let them free range during the day. For the winter they have a heated waterer, heating pad and lights on a timer in their condo. With what we have spent building and equipting the hens; I figure my eggs are worth about $40 a dozen. In the spring I would like to get a couple more hens. I'm glad to have found this group because I still have alot to learn.