Let us introduce our girls and our only 1 Roo we hope. The ladies and gentleman were born May 1st 2012 and are now are laying a few eggs, success. Sad news is that we started with a wonderful 12 and Monday the neighbors dog dug under her fence and stole one of my hens. Heartbroken!!, but the ladies and gentleman seem to be fine moving forward. They are Road Island Reds and the most beatiful and friendly girls and boy we have ever owned. (So Itty Bitty was the tiniest and we were afraid he was never going to make it through the first month). We are from Maine, and not looking forward to the cold winter to come. Any suggestions on keeping egg production up an our little family cozy would be greatly welcome. Looking forward to meeting others who love there chicks as much as we do.