Hi everyone! Just got six girls, three Rhode Island Reds and 3 Orpingtons. Already laying. Really pretty and getting used to their new home. First timer here, did a lot of research beforehand about feed etc. and keep on reading about more specific things. Some of the stuff out there is disheartening though. Between mites, fleas, scaly legs, intestinal worms, egg bound hens, coccidiosis...is ANYONE out there actually enjoying happy healthy hens or is chicken ownership just one big mess? I'm not sure if these things are all extremely common or just a sometimes thing and dependent upon how many chickens you have and how you maintain your flock. Love all the posts here! Learning a lot already.