Hi BYC. I am excited about joining BYC. I have been keeping chickens for about one year. My flock is a mixture of 9 standard and 3 bantie size hens plus 1 silkie rooster. And now a handful of silkie teens that the hens hatched in the garden last fall. In addition to chicken keeping I also enjoy gardening. I originally bought chickens for the eggs and have completely fallen in love with my chickens.