I just wanted to introduce myself! This year is a first yr from me to raise chickens. I got the book the joy of raising chickens and wached Food Inc. I was sold on the idea of having my very own backyard chickens. Thought I would get 25 Feb 18th but ended up just getting 15....I really set out to get Barred Rocks but having to see all the other chicks I ended up with a couple of cochins (whom I love very much!) some red hamshires and silver lace. I love them all! we lost a few and now we are down to 9 chicks. ): I was told they were all hens. It is great to be here and can't wait to meet everyone and talk about chickens!