Hello! I have 6 funky/happy hens here in Portland, Oregon. I've been lurking for a bit, so now I'm looking forward to being part of this website. I currently have 2 Americana's (Henrietta and Mrs. Beasley) 2 buff Bantam Brahmas (Pearl and Lulu Belle) 1 white Bantam (Pekin?) of unknown origin (Daisy Omelette) 1 showgirl black bantam silkie ("Flo of the weird toe", or just Flo for short) She has six toes on one foot! I just rescued the last two the other day. They were in horrible shape and didn't even act like chickens, they were completely despondent. When I saw the ad on craigslist, and I saw the horrible conditions at this "farm", I knew I had to go save a couple souls. It was a 3 hour round-trip but worth it. They were covered in feces, and were terrified of humans. I am not kidding when I say that as soon as we brought them home and bathed them, they just knew we were helping them, and 48 hours later, they act (mostly) like normal chickens. They were caged in packed conditions and had never seen anything green. I'm still trying to teach them to eat anything other than bread. I can tell that the prior owners fed them only bread. I saw no food or water in their wire cages, but stale bread on a table nearby. I can tell you in all honesty I came close to reading this woman the riot act about how she treats her animals. One note: when we brought them home, and began to bathe them, they allowed us to use the sprayer and everything. You could just see the feeling of "Oh my God, that feels sooo good" on their little faces. It was amazing to me since I was expecting the exact opposite. I doubt they had ever been able to preen normally prior to this, ever. Anyway, hello everyone!