I just joined backyard chickens after a few months of stumbling across your discussions as I've muddled my way through chook rearing. We got three girls about 8 months ago and we were complete newbies at the time. We're only a little less so now! Yazzie, Zozo and Ginger bring us lots of fun and laughs and a bit of heartache when they don't feel well! In addition to the chooks we've got a growing garden and are building up our little urban farm. We're having a little problem with Zozo right now, which I'll post in a relevant thread. In the meantime, I wanted to say a big hello to fellow chicken mamas and papas!