Hello fellow chickens lovers, After looking at the site for a long time, I finally signed up. I'd like to thank you all for the great information you share, your stories and experiences. It has really been very helpful to me. I live in Hampshire UK, and started keeping chickens about four and a half years ago. I've had so many highs with them during that time, and of course a few bad times when losing my girls, but I wouldn't change a thing. One constant though is the joy and amusement they bring to my life. I currently have one chocolate bantam, two brown hens of mixed breed, one buff, and a rooster, also buff coloured, not sure what breed they are but they are gorgeous and I'll post a picture as I'd like your opinion on this. Looking forward to meeting you all, and thanks again for a great mine of information and advice.