Hi my name's Debbie. I've raised chickens off and on for over 35 yrs. I developed my love of chickens at an early age. Family story has it that when Grandpa would come in from the coop I'd spy a feather on his boot. "Fe Fe" (feather) was my first word after "Mama and Dada". Grandpa raised Leghorn hens and had a roadside stand where as I grew up I helped him sell eggs and produce. Right now I have 4 hens, an Americauna, 2 Indian Rivers and a Birchen Cochin bantam, who's my favorite. I also just got my first small batch of Swedish Flower Hen chicks from AandJ's Farm. I ordered 6 and recieved 8, all alive and very healthy. I have a 2nd batch arriving in late March from Greenfire Farms. I learned about this forum from an ad in a chiken magazine. I also raise Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. I'm involved in showing, selling breeding stock and make cheese and soap from their wonderful milk. My husband and I also raise a big garden and put up a lot of produce and have a small greenhouse where we raise most of our flowers and vegatable plants. I also have my own business as a farm and petsitter for families in the surrounding area. It's great to find a place where you can "talk chickens" with like minded folks!