Hello all... I finally joined after hearing about all the good information that's on this website. I currently have 30 Rhode Island hens, a RI Rooster, 4 Buff Cochin hens, 2 Americauna (Easter) hens, a Easter/RI rooster and 4 Easter/RI hens. I am currently crossing my Easter hens with my RI rooster VIA incubator and I must say I am growing some beautiful birds who lay BIG green eggs. The roosters are drop dead gorgeous. The drawback is that I have found that the roosters are not nice to the ladies, actually kinda violent. Not sure what's up with that... anyway, I'm sure you'll hear from me again. Take care.