Hey guys, I am fairly new to backyard chickens; last year I inherited one typical brown (red) hen from a neighbour who moved but couldn't take her, then 3 months ago got 2 two-month old bantams to keep her company. Sadly my brown hen (named Mrs Chicken) died a few weeks ago so we were left with the 2 bantams! They're a bit wild (Mrs Chicken was VERY friendly) but have just started laying, yay! I'm from the Isle of Mann, which is between Ireland & the UK, I gather most of you are in America? Anyway, just saying Hi really! I initially joined because i could have SWORN one of my bantams was male but when they started laying, there were 2 eggs, and I was so convinced, I was gonna ask about the likelihood of one laying 2 eggs per day! But happily I know they're both girls now They free-range during the day, then I have to tempt them by putting corn in their run in order to shut the door behind them so they'll sleep in the coop, otherwise they bugger off to roost high in a tree. They were fine for sleeping in the coop without having to be tricked into it when Mrs Chicken was alive, cos they'd just follow her into bed, but the minute she died they decided they prefer spending the night in a cold exposed tree. Fowl beasts. I wouldn't mind so much now the spring is coming, but with the associated earlier light they wake up earlier & start shouting loudly for their breakfast if they're in the tree, and the new neighbour's bedroom window is only about 10 yards from the tree they've chosen! They are laying in the coop though, choosing to go back in there after a couple of hours wandering so that's good. I found backyardchickens.com by asking google various questions which lead me here I am loving my chickens! And the 2 eggs per day Here they are. Anyone any idea of the breed?