I am fairly new to having chickens. I started with 7 chickens and 1 rooster given to me by a friend. My neighbor's dog killed several. I got several new ones and now have 3 Rhode Island reds, 1 naked necks and about 11 Buff orpinhtons. Even though I grew up on a farm, i didn't remember anything about chickens but I do enjoy learning and taking care of them.