20 years ago, we purchased a deserted Hog Farm in rural South Carolina. We have had chickens off and on, but recently we became very serious about raising eggers. Last month I acquired a Frizzle Cochin Roo and 3 hens. The girls started laying the day after we brought them home! We started researching laying breeds and purchased some chicks. A week ago we purchased 1 Blue Copper Marans, 6 Lavender Orpingtons, and 13 Black Copper Marans (they were 3 days old) Two days after the first batch we got 4 Wyandottes and 4 Rhode Island Red Pullets (they were 2 weeks old). Future breeds will include Australorps and Ameraucanas. My husband Marty has joined the group as well! We are both looking forward to reading forums and seeing everyone's flocks!