I've been working with chickens for about six or so years now. I currently have Silkies and Showgirl Silkies and a couple of varieties of Old English Game Bantams. Silkies are my major interest. I also have several colors of guinea fowl. I'm retired, and very much enjoy outdoor life, 'though it never occurred to me that I'd ever raise chickens, having been more or less a "city girl."