Hi! Thank you for letting me join BackYardChickens! I've been visiting your site for a couple of months and thought it was time to join! My name is Katie. My husband and I decided to raise chickens early this spring. We have a 26 week old Lavendar Orpington rooster and 6 hens that are approximately 20 weeks old (per seller). Three are black Australorps and 3 are Rhode Island Reds. I am looking forward to learning as much as possible about the ins and outs of raising these chickens!