Just now joined the BYC forum. Can't believe I am doing this again. I have been raising chickens for many years, including having kids in 4-H with ducks and chickens, even served as a Poultry Superintendant at a county fair. Swore off the biddies, until last year when my mother passed away and we hauled her chickens, house and all from Kingston WA to Yakima. what a day. Now I'm thinking of replacing her old hens with some new ones, making my own feed, etc, etc.