Hey BYC! I am from Hernando, MS. I currently have a small flock of six hens - 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Welsummer, 1 White Rock, 1 Delaware, 1 Buff Orpington. I also have 2 Rouen ducks, a yellow labrador named Decker, a Chocalate Chessie/Lab named Colt and a very understanding boyfriend who thinks he knows what he's getting into.......LoL! We are currently looking for a house. I want a place with enough land to allow me to have my chickens and whatever else I decide to aquire (wink, wink) without worring about offending neighbors. I am so exciting to finally be house hunting. I want to get married on my own property. I just think it would be so sweet and memorable to own that special place I was married at. I just had to laugh at a cute post I saw on here by WannabChick who dyed her silkie hot pink to be in a friend's wedding. That was so nice of her and it made her friend's wedding super special and memorable I'm sure. I started this adventure of keeping chickens two years ago. I just mentioned it off the cuff after reading an article about chickens in a Mother Earth News mag. It was sort of a joke. On April Fool's Day I wasin TSC and there they were.......the cutest little things. So, I came home with 4 random chicks and 6 ducks I thought were Mallards. The ducks turned out to be Rouens (can't fly worth a flip). I had two drakes and 4 susies. As they grew and were old enough to go outside and play in the lake, they made friends with the Candian geese. One day those Canadian geese brought along a friend - this crazy Brown Chinese Goose. We named him KnotHead. When the Canadians migrated north, umm..... he moved in with my ducks. It was a little while after that that he was sitting on my ducks eggs. I thought he was very confused goose. After further inspection, I realized "he" had laid a couple eggs as well. I realized I was the one confused. LoL! She actually hatched a duckling. The four chicks turned out to be 1 dominique, 1 Golden Campine, and 2 Welsummers. I realized how social these birds were. The one Welsummer I curently have is the only one of this original four thanks to some irresponsible neighbor and their roaming untained dog. I was devastated. After the dog, I had a dose of predators. I have never seen a bobcat in my life until one decides that my ducks look tasty. He got both drakes and one susie bafore we got him. Then one mysterious disappearance of another susie, a fox in my duck house who drug out my goose, and a red tailed hawk who killed my smallest susie. So, I learned predators will find you. I am on the hunt now for new chicks to grow my flock. Thinking Black Copper Marans would be great. It's so true once you get one chicken, you get more. I am a total chicken addict now!