Hello all! My name is Chaz, I am located in SW Michigan. I am 27 yrs old and mother of two. I currently have lots of animals. I own a horse, a pony, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and OF COURSE my chickens! This spring I was at a local feed mill and they had the meat chicken special, 25 free birds with the purchase of a bag of feed. I fell in love. I now have a hobby that I really enjoy even though I am called the "crazy chicken lady". I am hopin to find other "crazy chicken people here" I have 7 Rhode Island Reds and a flock of Barred Rocks and Buff Orphions(sp). I am however going to be getting into a different breed. All of my Barred and Buffs are finding new homes today. I am investing in Black Australorps. I have read about them in detail and really think they are the breed for me. Anyone here have them? Or any additional info on them? I have eggs that are due to hatch Monday and 25 chicks that will be here the weeks of the 22nd from McMurrays Hatchery. I look forward to learning new things and meeting new people! Here are a couple pictures and more will come when I get my new members. If there is anyone located near me that could help me get info on getting my children into 4-H I would greatly appriciate that too!