Hey there, just wanted to say Hi to everyone here. My family and I are new to chickens, but I think we are doing pretty good so far. We have 2 Ida Red hens, a Bantum Rooster named Rowdy who loves to chase the kids, and 3 Barred Rocks, supposedly 2 hens and 1 rooster but I'm not sure. We are slowly expanding as we go. Hopefully next spring we will hatch a couple of Barred Rocks, we need a couple more layers and I think it would be a great learing experience for the kids. We free range the small flock as much as possible when we are home. Well I look forward to sharing experiences with everyone and getting advice when needed. Hope to hear from you all soon.