Hi everyone! My name is Carol and I started my backyard flock a little over a year ago (I've been a lurker for awhile!). I've currently got 6 hens (5 black sex links and 1 buff cochin) and 1 buff cochin rooster who's a bit of a jerk (ok, he's a BIG jerk but he's my big jerk! lol) And we've decided to add to our flock by purchasing 6 Rhode Island Red pullets who are just a few weeks old. We also had a hen hatch 1 egg just a couple days ago (I was SO excited when I peeked in and saw its little head poke out from under mom!!) I look forward to meeting tons of other chicken lovers and learning as much as I possibly can!!