Hi all. I am fairly new to the world of chickens. I got my first flock in April, 12 hens and a rooster. They are Rhode Island reds. I really enjoy having them. My girls have just started laying. They gave me 5 eggs in 4 days. I am hoping that number increases soon. My rooster is becoming a beautiful bird but he crows constantly from sun up to sun down and he is pretty aggressive with the girls. Besides the chickens I also have 7 dogs, 4 cats, 1 daughter and a husband that I tend to everyday. I also plan to start rising rabbits soon as well. I love my family and my little farm. It is my own little slice of heaven. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce my self and say hello. Everyone out there have a wonderful day!