Hello all! I'm a newbie, although I've been cruising around the site for a while now. I got my first flock of 8 in June. We lost one, replaced her with two, lost another one, replaced her with two more, then recently lost another one, but haven't gotten any more yet. And apparently (based on the responses to one of my posts today) one of my original "girls" is turning out to be a handsome boy! I live in a pear orchard in Oregon, and hoping to be able to have a big enough flock to keep my family in eggs and sell enough to pay for the feed and upkeep of the flock, but that's still a ways off. Glad to be here, can't wait to see what else I can find.