So my adventure with chickens actually started two years ago. I've picked up things here and there along the way and since finding the facebook page decided to join the actual website. I live in NY and am slowly turning my little property into a farm of sorts! I have 22 chickens all together right now, 17 are from this years order, 5 ducks with 6 more on the way because 4 of those ducks are males and they will be going into the freezer at the end of the month. And then I am getting a pair of ducks from a breeder I found either towards the end of this month or towards the middle of August. Chicken/poultry math at its finest. I am also in the works of hopefully doing turkeys, chickens, and pigs next year for food purposes. And not only that I am hoping to get an incubator at some point and to start hatching eggs of the breeds that are hard to find around me. While I would love to hatch chickens from my own flock sadly I do not have a rooster though I have been thinking of getting one. I will definitely be looking towards hatching duck eggs though since I plan on keeping the male from the pair I'm getting. And here is the break down of my birds so far- 7 EEs all which range in color 3 Brahmas, 1 light 2 buff 1 Black Copper Marans 5 Red Sex links 3 New Hampshire Reds 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte 1 Speckled Sussex 1 Buff Orpington 5 Khaki Campbells (will never buy straight run ducks from TSC again ) And shipping out from Metzers on July 18th I have 3 Welsh Harlequin, 1 blue swedish, and 2 of their golden hybrid layers coming. And then hopefully at the end of this month or mid August I have a pair of Ancona ducks I get to pick up. I joke I may have a slight addiction as now I want to add a frizzle chicken to the mix along with a couple other breeds I've seen, but I know everyone here wont judge since I'm pretty sure we have all had the same issue. I look forward to everything I can learn from everyone here and sharing what I have learned by trial and error over the past 2 years. While I cant share too much about ducks since this is my first year with them I can share what I know about chickens!