Hi! I'm a hobby farmer on a little orchard in the Midwest United States. I started with a little flock of five hens last summer. 3 are from an Americauna and Araucana based barnyard flock, 2 are from a Silkie and D'uccle flock. 5 weeks ago I added a mottled Cochin rooster, 4 weeks ago I added seven hatchery chicks (a Polish, two Sebrights, two Americaunas, and two mystery "rare"), and this week my Silkie hen started hatching out chicks from various hens in the flock (5 of 6 eggs hatched so far). I love beards and muffs, and variety. I have used this website extensively for advice since getting chickens, about time I joined!