Hello all!! I am new to chickens and have found this forum very helpful. As I stated I’m just starting my flock and have 6 pretty, what I hope are all pullets. We have decided on a blend of breeds, and all bigger girls.. no bantams. So far I have an Americana Easter Egger, Buff Orpington, Barred Cochin, Buff Brahma, Sapphire Gem and a Rhodes Island Red. These girls just moved out into the coop and we’re getting the brooder ready for a second batch of beauties. Considering a Black Austrolorp, Lavender Orpington, an Isa Brown, Prairie Bluebell Egger and maybe a Blue Laced Wyandotte, possibly another Easter Egger of some sort. I have a large well insulated coop, with a very large closed in Run, lost of room for these already spoilt cheeky chicks. I’m thinking 10 is a good number, no more then 12 and am not really looking for a Roo, as I’m not sure about breeding and hatching yet. However if we get one.. he’ll be the king. Hopefully we won’t get two... yikes. Just trying to have a good time and take good care of a few pretty Hens. I’m in Montana so I’m also learning to deal with some varying weather and I want to do my best with these chicks!! Got my books, got my BYC’s page, got a love for these chicks and I’m ready to enjoy and give them a good life!!