I just wanted to drop in and intro myself. I've kept a small flock of chickens for years, mostly for eggs, but as I get older I'm starting to enjoy them more as pets than anything. I've had several breeds over the years in the quest for a favorite. However I was recently introduced to the Orpington, and Ive gotta say that they fit the bill. I started with 3, but I'm hoping to get a few more soon. Anyway I finally decided to join here after reading some really great posts by the very knowledgable members on the forum. Hope to hear from you guys soon!