countrybiggen~ Welcome to the Indiana Thread! Please look at the top of page 1116 for info about the Indiana Thread. That's great of you to take in birds-- make sure to specify if roosters are welcome! Well thank you-- I noticed a new thingy on my avatar, but to be honest, I haven't gotten around to reading that link about what the badges and designations are all about. I didn't know there was a Recognition Awards thread, either. I'd like to look around the entire site, but I never seem to have time. When I first "joined" BYC, I just looked at it a couple of times a month at the most, but then I ran across the Indiana Thread, I was hooked!