I have been a lurker for many months & finally decided to join today! I have ALWAYS wanted chickens and was FINALLY "allowed" to this spring (by my hubby). He is a carpenter so of course my girls have an awesome coop! Because it can get quite cold here in the flatlands (I'm from KY), I decided to get 4 Barred Rocks and 2 ISA Browns. It has been a very enjoyable experience raising and getting to know the personalities of my girls. The daily eggs are a nice bonus too!! My family can not believe that my chickens are spoiled. (Who knew you could actually spoil a chicken?!) Anyway, I am happy to be joining a community of other chicken lovers...and that I won't be made fun of!!