Hello from Va. I'm pretty new at this chicken raising thing so I am still learning. I started with 4 laying hens. Lucy, Myrtle, Gemma, and Lulu. Lucy was my sweet RIR who saw me as her momma. She would sit on the front porch with me and we would "talk" while I drank my morning coffee. Unfortunately she was savagely murdered by a neighbor's dog who took her out of her coop. A few weeks later, the same dog was at large again and once again brutally murdered my fluffy butt Myrtle. My heart is saddened at their passing. I have 4 five week old chicks soon transferring outside. They are LadyBird, Vanity, Mango, and the last has no name because we aren't quite sure if it is a Roo or not. But that's my girls! I just purchased an EcoGlow heater so more new babies are in my future!!! I'm glad to be here and learn so much from you all!