Joined today after my sister telling me about this site and getting me answers about my ducks from here for years. My name is Mel and my husband and I bought 5 acres after I was diagnosed with stomach cancer and survived the surgery, chemo and radiation. We decided if we waited for a good time to have animals, I wouldn't have any. The place came with peacocks and pigeons and I have added pygmy goats, a mini donkey, 2 ponies, ducks, 3 huge dogs, an abandoned cat and after Mimi telling me for years I needed some (drum roll here) chickens and then the chicken math started. Just brought home 21 chicks the school hatched out 2 months ago doubling the flock. I'm sure I'm going to have lots of questions and if I can't get ahold of the sis, I'll be asking. I've already found lots of good info just roaming through the forum. Good night from my little bit of farm happiness.