Hi! I'm Stephanie Martell, and I've been a member here for a few weeks, but I'm a total chicken newbie. I have been keeping chickens for about 6 weeks. I've recently attended my state NPIP workshops to get a jump start on figuring out what I'm doing. I have Easter Eggers and a few each of salmon faverolles, Russian orloffs, hamburgs, appenzeller spitzhaubens and an "assortment" of unidentified babies. I'm a newspaper photographer. In my free time I'm also a leader for my first grade daughter's Girl Scout troop. My husband and daughter are starting to get into chicken keeping with me. The matriarch of our house is Mishka, our 11 year old tuxedo cat. We also have Roobie, a pekingese, and two stray barn cats who recently adopted us, Shaggy and Sgt. Pepper.