My husband and I decided to get chickens instead of paying the clark people about ten years ago. We got tired of the stink and how ucky we felt after they had been and sprayed. I have always had problem free chickies until now. We have four right now. Three were newly acquired a few months back and one is being a problem child which led us to BYC. My husband found the site. We are self empoyed. We own and opperate a machine shop on our twenty plus acres. The last few years we have had a garden. This year I would like to learn how to put some of the food up for winter. My husband worked for a bee keeper when he was younger so we just started with bees. They are arriving in april, enough for four hives. I love reading, scrapbooking and stamping and anything furry or feathered.