I'm new to the site but not so new to chickens. My wife dutifully took care of our little rat terrier and beagle mix whilst he convalesced for about 6 years. The house was so quiet, and we missed him so much. I decided to adopt three Buff Orp hens and their rooster. Deb never had chickens before and at first was a little apprehensive, I was raised around them. Anyway the birds really got us out of the funk we were in, Deb absolutely loves them, they are spoiled rotten. The hens started to brood almost immediately. The beginning of summer was cool and we ended up with way to many roosters. Pictured is our little Sweet Pea.