Hi everybody! I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Linda. I've been married for 11 years to my wonderful husband Don. I have been blessed with a 16 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. I am also a mother to an assortment of Japanese Bantams,1 Partridge Silkie,2 Swedish ducks,2 rabbits, and 2 guinea pigs. Since this site is for chickens, I'll focus on just them. We have been raising chickens for 10 years now and they have had a tremendous impact on our lives! We raise them for strictly companionship and to give them a happy, loving home. We call them our babies because they are so much more to us than just chickens. In fact, because of them we all became vegetarians!I have done a lot of internet research due to our babies getting ill or just simply wanting to learn more about them.In doing so, I always end up here at BackYard Chickens! You guys have been helpful throughout the years and I thank you!