Hi, I'm new to chickens, and I want to say thanks for having such great information! My Mom and I just started raising Bantams in April when My Aunt bought them for my Birthday! (I can't wait to start showing!) We bought several books ahead of time so we'd know what we needed... but then we found this site. Wow! The information here is so much more detailed and helpful than the books! It's much better to get several oppinions from experienced people, so I decided to join right away. We are now so addicted to Chickens, that we are getting 6 more in July (again, from my Crazy Aunt!) But this time, we're getting barred and partridge Rocks! Mom is ordering me some Polish chicks (My favorite) to be here in august! I have decided that this is what I want to be-- a chicken breeder / own a hatchery!! I'm still going to go to college-- but this will allways be my 1st and best Job!!! I hope I can be an helpful member and get to know people.