I am new to this forum My name is Patricia and have been hobby raising chickens for 12years. Love every minute of it but really miss the communication with other fanciers of Chickens. I have now gotten into the REAL hobby time of life and no longer raise JUST for the eggs. I just ordered my first asst Bantams (now 6 wks and loving all these little creatures-especially the Cochins. So Sweet & fluffy. Just moved outdoors in cold unpredictable Wis. I am looking forward to my future with you! I now have: 2 X1yr lrg layers I retired layer 2 silkie hens older but still lay and brood and now my 17 asst Bantams. Not sure what they all are but having a ball with them. Talk to you soon.