Hi Everyone! I am a brand new Mama to 12 lovely baby girls. I have 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Rhode Island Reds and 4 Barred Rocks. Hubby and I purchased them from our local feed and seed. This is my first time raising chicks. My hubby and I are working toward being as self-sufficient as possible. I garden every year and can vegetables and meats. I ran across BackYard Chickens on Pinterest when looking for coop designs, then again on Facebook. I read a few threads and was hooked, so here I am.