Hi, I consider myself new to chickens. I did have a few some years back but gave them up. Two years ago I bought some Silkies and some mixed breeds and just recently purchased some day olds. I bought some Crested Polish and a few Araucana/Americanas. My husband and I also have 4 dogs, 5 goats, ducks and 20 cats (mostly rescues). Oh yeah, can't forget Gus, our African gander.