I found this site when I was researching about chickens, and decided to sign up. I have 7 hens, 3 buff orpingtons, 2 australorps, and 2 rhode island reds. My husband and I got interested in raising chickens for their eggs- we have 5 kids. They are great layers, I get 5-7 eggs a day. The hens are also great for bug control.