Hello from Spring Creek, Nevada. We are at 6000 feet on the side of a mountain range that is absolutely stunning. We get lots of snow and are cold most of the time. I have had two flocks over the past ten years. I am waiting for the arrival of my third flock. I lost most of my first flock to a neighbors dog, which was very heartbreaking. The second flock was attacked and killed by my Siberian Husky. We decided to wait several years before trying to establish another flock. I guess this is the year. We are awaiting 26 chickens from Murray Mcmurray Hatchery, which is where we ordered our first two flocks from. This year, we ordered Barred Rocks, Speckled Sussex, Buff Orpingtons, and Silver Laced Wynadottes. In previous flocks, we had many different breeds. Our favorites turned out to be Barred Rocks and Aracaunas. Our Labrador Retriever became great friends with our last Aracauna. She died mid-winter after roaming into the Siberian's dog run one very early morning. We were free ranging the flocks back then. Her death ended our flock for awhile. This time around, we have a fenced in, secure area to keep the birds. Third times the charm?