My name is Suzanne and I live in Southwest Ohio. I had introduced myself a long time ago, but the site seems to want me to do it again, probably due to inactivity(?). I was always a stealth reader of the articles and posts on the site earlier also, so will try to be more involved in posting this time around. I posted a few times, but very little. I kept a very large flock for about 5 years...too large (~40), and got "pooped" ...so ended up selling the flock to a local farmer, and taking a break this year. It was funny because I sold them in January 2020 and we started having covid lockdowns in March 2020. It was a great time to reflect on the whole experience. I was going to crazy with the chicken math and was hatch addicted which created my problem. I just didn have a plan with them, and was giving away eggs to friends and family. The chickens were just a hobby. After giving it a lot of thought this year, I decided to settle on one breed as my breeding flock , get NPIP certified, and sell hatching eggs for the flock so they can pay for themselves. A big decision was deciding to also keep a much smaller flock of 12 total. I really got the bug again this month and am planning to buy eggs and set them in January. Getting excited!