Well I have been reading over these posts for a few days and thought that I would join. I live on 10 acres in northeastern washington state, with two schnauzers, two horses and three new hens. I ended up getting three 9 month old laying hens from a friend who was looking to downsize her flock. I have had them for only two days and they seem to be settling in nicely. No eggs yet, but I figured that it would take a few days in a new place. Anyway look forward to many discussions to come.