We just took on our new status as "half acre chicken farmers" a few weeks ago -- we love our chickens! We "inherited" a 5 yr and 2 yr old buff orphington from a friend of mine who could no longer care for them. Then we got a beautiful EE rooster to go along with them. Most recently, we've hatched 8 precious Barred Rock chicks (so excited!!) who are now almost 2 weeks old. And we've also taken on 2 more buff orphington pullets, 6 mos old. My husband and his friend built our 8x10 coop and a run. We live in VA and just love everything about chickens so far. We will also be getting some buff orphington chicks in the coming weeks. Happy to be part of the BY Chicken's community!