I've been following BYC for weeks now and have really learned alot here so I finally decided register. Many kind, well informed discussions going on here and I thank those who have shared their time and experience. You have been a terrific resource for our family's fledgling flock. We have been raising chickens on and off since 08 or so. On our farm are around 10 RIR's, 9 Delawares, 6 Wellsummers, 6 partridge rocks, 3 Buffs, 5 red sexlinks, and 3 silver laced wynadotes. I am an Arborist with a great wife and family.