Hello! My name is Vicki. My family (hubby and three kidlets) got our first chicken a year ago. It all started with a pet rooster for my son from his Grammy, appropriately named Rooster. Not sure of his breed, he has since passed on. We got three hens right after we built the coop (2 russian orloffs and a gray americauna). And then we went to a show in October and I found my beloved Silver Spangled Hamburgs, brought home two bantie hens and a full size trio. We lost one of the bantie hens and one of the regular hens earlier this year. So we decided to incubate some of the eggs when my MIL ran her incubator and we hatched 9 Hamburgs and then 3 more in the next run. Then a friend gave us a couple hens that survived when his flock was destroyed by a predator. And then, since we had fallen in love with chickens, we ordered 25 Silver Pencil Plymouth Rocks from a hatchery and are now preparing for the culling since they are 20 weeks now. And that is how I found out I love chickens and collected over 40 chickens in our backyard, lol.