Hi, everyone, I sure am happy to have discovered this site. It is so very informative. A little about myself: 7 chickens: 2 Rhode Island Reds(Nutmegg and Cloviss), 1 Ameracauna(Sunflower), 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte(Janella), 1 Barred Plymouth Rock(Peck), 1 (?) Marans(not sure)(Eggsmerelda), 1 Ameracauna cross(Pixie) 1 Ameracauna rooster(Brooster) 5 parrots: 2 African-Greys(Gracie & Oreo), 1 Blue-crowned Conure(Ruby), 1 Solomon Island Eclectus(Mindy) & 1 Quaker parakeet(Saguaro) 2 horses: Peanut& Penelope 4 donkeys: Rosie, Marsha, Puff & Grasshopper 3 Pygmy goats: Pepper & Zorro 2 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats: Fawna and Flora 2 Watusi cows: Jemima & Emily, and their 2 calves(not named) 1 very pregnant Longhorn cow: Bessie 1 llama: Banshee 2 shelter rescue dogs: Chili and Snuggles(found out too late that Chili was taken to shelter because he killed neighbor's chickens)...too late because we fell in love with him really quickly We had more longhorns, but had to reduce our herd, due to the drought, and probably will be finding new homes for some more of our livestock, also due to husband's health issues. married since August, 1972 lived in North Dakota 30 years, minus the 3 we were in Germany moved back to Texas in 2004 grew up with backyard chickens as pets fulfilling a lifetime wish to have chickens again wish I could free all the caged layers in the world refuse to buy another grocery store egg for the rest of my life love to quilt and cross stitch daughter in Ohio son in Michigan work full-time at resale store I hope to learn a lot while here, and hopefully have some input on occasion!