I'm new to raising backyard chickens. We have 7 Orpingtons and recently added an additional 9 baby Bantams. We are going on our third year. We started with just three Buff Orpington hens,added four more the following spring, a Lavender, Lavender splash, a Partridge and a Black Orpington. This year we decided to add the smaller Dominique bantams and Golden lace. I'm still in the learning phase and so grateful to have found a forum of like minded folks wiling to answer questions and share Thier love for backyard chickens, as I do. Thank you!