Hi, I recently moved from NYC to the suburbs and within the last year and a half I have started a small farm which includes 7 chickens and 1 Rhode Island Red Rooster. My favorites are the Black Australorps (5 of them). They are the most friendly and easiest for me to pick up and give hugs to. I have been reading from this forum for a while and finally became a member. Thanks for all the help in the past and for the future as well. This forum is very helpful and informative.