Greetings to all. I'm retired US Army Infantry, who also spent 10 years working in a maximum security prison. I decided enough was enough and although I still work, it's now with people I enjoy being around. The wife n I are relatively new to raising chickens (6 months or so). We have 2, 1 a RIR and another unknown breed, but speckled looking. We plan on getting 2 more chicks in the spring and putting them in our current coop, which will give me time this winter to build a larger one for our older girls. I'm amazed how vocal they are and the significant personality differences. We LOVE fresh eggs!! and the difference in taste is amazing. I'm really looking forward to asking and learning. Talk to ya'll later!