So, I'm Sam. Been coming to BYC for a few years now, and love reading some of the things here so finally decided to join in on the chicky fun! My family and I have been "chicken-ing" for about 3 years now. We've made mistakes and learned from them, Sadly we lost many of our flock to foxes and being scared to death from the foxes coming into the yard. =( but we made improvements and have been predator-ily safe for 2 of our 3 years! Our current flock consists of 8 RIR's and 4 Indian Runners, & we just adpoted a Brahma Rooster. I have more work to do on my birds' hut, but would love to get a large variety of layers, and am at the stage in my "Mother Henning" where I would like to begin breeding, so to continue my flock I don't have to go out and buy every time. . .