I joined this site a few days ago, however, I have been busy with one of my gals who had egg yolk peritonitis. She died on Saturday night and she was not the first to do so. My hubby and I have been raising chickens for 4 years now and he likes the white leghorns the best, while I like them all. We have one Plymouth Barred Rock that mades a sound like a goose. We are not sure if it is one of her warning calls or if it just her voice as she is only 4 months old. We like watching the chickens and getting to know that personalities. Until the chicks went through moult last year we had so many eggs that the local Breadbasket volunteers got to know us very well. After moult, they didn't lay so much so we added to the flock in the spring. Now the young ones are starting to lay and I know that soon we will be running over with eggs again. And that is okay, as our local farmer's market staff has asked us to join them on the weekend.