Hello! I am new to chickens-I have had my flock for about a month, started with 3 Chantecler pullets (one buff and 2 partridge) and a Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerel (he needed a home and was a favor to a friend Of course, I am already looking for more! I am almost finished with my coop (pics on my BYC page) and can't wait for the eggs to start! BYC rocks! I just found it 2 days ago and would be embarassed to tell you how much time I have already been on it! Aside from my new love of chickens, I breed and show Flat Coated Retrievers and Field Spaniels, and work as a veterinary technician. My husband and I live on a small farmette in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin and love spending time with our critters!