Hello! I'm from Oregon and had chickens for three years. We had six( three white rhode islands and three reds) lost one a month ago. We got two new half silkies half aracaunas and a mixed breed rooster yesterday. Excited for new chickens, our old ladies have been a problem from the start. We have had a pecking issue from the beginning and tried everything to stop it. Finally we gave up and just let them do it. They are giving us only one egg a day so we did some changes to the coop and have decided to get new ones. We hope with a rooster our new hens will be happy once we get our new ladies and add them to the new coop. Sad to have our others gone but don't want the pecking issues to continue with our new ones if we keep them. Glad to be apart of BYC and learn lots more.