Hi everyone. We have had our chickens since last Easter when my daughter hatched them at school as part of a science project. We adopted three fluffy yellow/brown chicks which grew into lovely brown hens named Maverick, Honey and Flick. They were free range (no grass left). Unfortunately they can no longer have the run of the garden. Mav was eaten by a fox (11.30 am) so rather than have them in a small house we built a much bigger one with integral run. However they looked so lost in their palace that we increased our 'flock' by 3 three weeks ago. After a few fights, harmony has returned. The brown hens are having time off laying and the newbies aren't quite old enough yet so no eggs. Been on the site quite a few times and finally took the plunge and signed in. So here I am ready to talk chicken!!