Hi everybody! Years ago I lived in the country and was a guest/lurker here with about four chickens and one rooster. As first timers, we learned what not to do, lost some to various causes including dogs and health, got a couple more, then had to find them a new forever home as we began our journey of moving from house to house to house and then across the state... We lived in 6 houses in two years and that wasn't conducive to keeping happy chickens. Despite all that, we had never lost our love of chickens! Now here we are, stable and sturdy, and thinking about re-starting a little flock. But later, of course... Until, our neighbor's barn burned down last weekend. She had 14 chickens and two turkeys that needed rescuing. So... We are now the proud owners of 1 Polish rooster and his polish hen (she has singed feathers), 2 leghorns, 2 barred rocks, and 2 Rhode island reds. All of them are yearlings and we got our first egg in the back of the truck during their relocation. We erected an emergency coop for them that still needs lots of fine tuning. I will be visiting here often from now on to get all the info I can! They are all healthy, and I want to keep them that way!