I am new to this Blog and so happy to finally find a great chicken blog NOT on Facebook. I used to raise 85 chickens for egg production but had to give them up when hubby had a stroke (that's him and his dog Tinkerbell in the picture). He's mostly recovered and my grand-kids want chickens (OK, I do too) so we now have 25 in our 5 week old flock of Ameracanas, Buff Orphingtons, Silver Laced Wyandotts and 2 Cochin Surprises. We also have 2 spotted draft horses and 2 mini donkeys. Oh, and 2 miniature dachshunds whose middle name is "velcro." I joined this blog for 2 reasons, first to find out where to buy standard size(not bantam) silkies and frizzles, and second, to learn how to take care of them in the hot part of summer. So that's about it, nothing else to say, yet. Looking forward to hearing from y'all.