Hi everyone and hello from County Down Only recently joined the forum but have been snooping around for some time picking up tips and advice. My wife and I live just outside Annahilt, about 10 miles south of Belfast in a rural farming area, mostly sheep and cattle with a few horses for good measure. We moved out from the local town of Lisburn about 8 years ago and have been keeping chickens for about 3 years. We current have 2 Light Sussex, (1 hen and one rooster "Rocky"), 1 French copper maran, 1 leghorn ish!, 1 barnyard mix we hatched ourselves last year, 1 Milli-fleur Rooster and a pair of Sebright Bantams. To increase our flock this year we have 15 chicks at 3 weeks and another 15 due in a few days. As well as chickens we also two dachshunds, Pepper (13 years), and Dudly (12 years) as well as our Cat (Porky, 17 years).