Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and to having chickens. We got our chickens in late January from a family friend (Angie) who has tons of chickens! Originally, we were only going to have 3. We got to Angie's house and we told her we were looking at getting 3. She said she had 3 pullets for us, but that we HAD to have a fancy chicken as well. Haha! So we got 3 pullets (1 ended up being a roo, so we had to go back and switch him out. Lol). Their mom is a black ameracauna, one dad was barred rock and the other was a RIR. Our 3 little ones names are Daisy, Quinn and Raven. Our fancy chicken is a frizzle, her name is Tina. A few weeks after getting them, I was on Facebook and saw a post on my local backyard chicken page that there was a chicken running loose at a local pizza place. It had been an hour since it had been posted, so I figured the chicken would be long gone out someone had already rescued it, but I decided to go check it out anyway since it was only a few minutes away from my house. So I loaded up a small dog crate, some feed and some meal worms and headed off with my little sister in tow. I got there and sure enough there was a large Rhode island red roosted in a planter. I got the crate and food out of the car, little did I know, while I was doing that my little sister had already gotten out of the car and walked up to the chicken. I turned around and the chicken was letting her pick it up! Lol. So I had her put it in the crate and loaded it in the car and headed home. We got it settled in and I posted on the lost and found pages and on my backyard chicken page that it was found and safe. We were unsure if it was a hen or roo... That only lasted a couple of days. I went out one day and there was an egg! So we decided if an owner wasn't found, we would keep her. An owner was never found. So now we have 5! We named her Phoenix. Right now we have them in 3 separate coops because we weren't planning on having so many. But we are also in the process of building them a 10x5x6 coop with run. We allow them to free range while we are outside feeding/watering/cleaning and while we work on our garden.