...and there is no recovery in sight! When I was little I was lucky enough to have a bazillion animals as part of my family, including 14 hilarious Polish hens, and I have just never grown out of my love for animals (not that I would ever want to, anyways!). I have three rescue dogs that I've had almost eight years now: Emily (basenji/border collie mix), Bear (cream shiba inu), and Kuma (black/tan shiba inu). They are adorable, loyal, hilarious, and 100% fluent in sass. In my spare time, I'm an avid gardener, jazz singer, fiction reader,volleyball player, surreal artist, novice archer, and weekend warrior. I am definitely obsessed with unique/rare animal breeds and plants, and my house for sure reflects that. On to the topic of chickens: I'm currently incubating 8 svart hona fertile eggs with a hatch date of 3/24. I'm also going to receive 33 day old chicks (breeds include: polish, silkie, easter egger, and cochin). Of those chickies, I'm going to ultimately keep around 12 to 16 and rehome the rest. Please let me know if you are local to Portland (PDX) and interested in any of those breeds! I will post about them later on as well. I'm also in the process of building a coop + greenhouse enclosure for dem chickies in my backyard, and will post pics soon! I'm really looking forward to being a part of this community and meeting some awesome new friends!