Hi, I just joined BYC would like to introduce my self. I have been raising chickens off and on all my life. full time for the last five years. I have named my little spot Feathers Ranch I am located in the foothills two hrs. from Sacramento. I started with back yard mixes. then found Marans. I am in love with the breed. I have expanded to Seramas both smooth and frizzled. then fell in love with the Silkied Serama. I have other breeds, Cochins, smooth and frizzled I have also acquired some of those all black chickens. I have down sized from several hundred to 35 big Chickens. and fifty Seramas. recently I got Love Birds and Parakeets. I have ran a small dog rescue from my home. I have a few leftovers that are lifers. meaning they will stay with me for life. I am retired and enjoying my little ranch.