Hi all! I've been coming to this site to have some questions answered but finally joined! Yay! You all are so helpful and so much fun! I finally talked my hubs into letting me get chickens back in June, when my mom offered to give us a kitten and his response (after much nagging) was, "No! We're getting chickens!" Victory for momma! So now, in addition to my human flock of a hubby, a 3 year old son, and a 4 month old baby girl, we have a Buff Orpington roo, two Barred Rock crosses (I think... I don't buy that they're pure BR), 4 sex-link pullets, 3 sex-link chicks, 3 mutt pullets, and 2 Russian Orloff pullets. I adore my chickens! I never dreamed that you could get so wrapped up in them, but they are such beautiful and interesting creatures, not to mention the amazing fresh eggs we get daily! Looking forward to many more posts! Best wishes from PA!