Hi! I have lurked a bit, looking for answers for awhile but yesterday I finally took the plunge and signed up. I have had chickens for about a year. Started with adult Jersey Giant and Brahma (we lost the Brahma due to injury last fall) and 6 Golden Comets chicks (I think? Red sex link? What's the difference?) The chicks started laying at the end of summer last year. In January, we received 19 more chickens, including a Black Cochin rooster, from my husband's cousin. After quarantine, we put them together. The only real problem was with the Jersey. She was picking fights. Last weekend, my husband got the rest of his cousin's chickens so now we have 50 chickens total (we had 51 but lost an Easter Egger last night ) The chickens we have are Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Black Australorps, a Buff Orpington, white Leghorns, a lavender silkie, and a bantam (not sure of the breed, she looks like a little Easter Egger but lays little brown eggs.) I stay at home with my 6 kids and homeschool. The chickens have been a great learning experience for them! My oldest is 17 and graduated from high school and my youngest is 2 and a mama's boy. The chickens are my hobby. we sell eggs to friends and family who think we are absolutely crazy but are jealous because they want to have chickens and can't! We live in Ohio and are beyond ready for Spring. Glad to be here!!! Excited to improve on our chicken experience!