I am new here. I started raising chickens last year. Then a so called friend sold all our chickens. Now i am starting over. I have 17 chicks. All just under a month old. I have 6 brahmas. 1barred rock. 1silver laced wyandotte. And 9 easter eggers. All but 2 are pullets. I love chickens. Even though up until last spring i was scared to death of chickens. But i have conquered my fear and totally want to have all chickens. We always have our cat henry. Who does not bother our chicks. And two female chihuahuas. Roxy and stella. Who both think the chicks are their babies. I havent been able to eat eggs for years. Until we got hens. Then i found as long as i have fresh eggs not from a store, i can eat them. Finally. I was so starving for eggs. I hand raise my chicks with lots of holding hand feeding talking and just sitting with them. Thanks for the chance to learn even more about these awesome birds.