Hello BYC and members. My husband and I started off almost 3 years ago with a Rhode Island Red rooster. We then was given 5 hens from our Deacon. One Brahma, one Orpington, and 3 Golden Comets. From their eggs, we have incubated several eggs, either, selling, giving away or keeping the chicks. We now have 16 hens with 2 good Roosters and 3 we need to find a home for. Otherwise, we have a Sultan rooster that we keep separate and 3 hens with him that are very small. Their eggs are very small. That's our story. We love them like pets and find them fascinating.