Hubby and I have 5 kids too. But, we're in the Metro area. I've been lurking @ Backyard chickens for quite a while. We finally have a few chickens of our own, and I have a ton of questions. We have 9 Buff Orpingtons, 7 newly-acquired chicks (the were supposed to be Araucanas, but I'm not so sure), 6 Guineas 5 Welsummer hens and one lone Cuckoo Marans hen.