Hello I am so excited to see this site, i love being able to come here for all my chicken advice! I'm sort of new to chickens, i got my first batch last year. And i have one brand new one today, and 3 more hatching. So i have 4 full grown hens and a rooster. Plus hopefully 4 more. I have one australorp, 2 leghorns, and a miniature rooster and hen. I never knew how much i liked chickens until i had them, and now i consider them to be one of my favorite animals. We enjoy watching them grow, play and just cluck around the yard. We also have 5 cats and a large dog. I can't believe how they all get along so well. I am mostly a stay at home mom, and i homeschool my daughter who is 6. I also have a 18 month old son. Animals are a huge contribution to the kids learning. Someday i hope to also have goats, and pigs too. I'd like to have some of everything, but i don't think we have enough room around here to have it all. We love animals, art, photography,music, dancing, swimming, and being outside. And we love chickens!!