Just a quick hello from a new member. I have had chickens since 1971 and can't imagine living without a flock. We currently have a mixed flock of about 35 Araucanas, Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds and a few other breeds. We live on 80 acres and raise most of our food. I'm also a storyteller, balladeer and writer. I hope to learn and share what I have learned with other members. I am looking forward to reading your posts and getting familiar with the forum.