I've been keeping chickens for just over 5 years now. I was excited when I first got day old chicks in the mail. I had all my supplies and a newly built shed/coop. I had done research on what to expect and enjoyed them as they grew and started laying eggs. Over the years, I've lost some and got more. I found out chickens lay more than just white and brown eggs so I got some easter eggers for blue/green eggs. I've had a few roos, one mean one and my current one is a sweetheart. He growls at me which I think it cute. It's been enjoyable keeping chickens, but it is difficult at times. I've been enjoying this website for information and entertainment for many years. Unfortunately, I have decided to let go of the chickens I have left. I is a difficult decision, but it is for the best. I may decide in the future to have chickens again. It is nice to know there is such a wonderful support group here.