hello everyone! just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. we recently moved out to no mans land and are getting busy starting our own little farmstead. we have tons of projects planned and started but im hoping this nasty weather ends here shortly so i can actually finish a project before it rains/snows/sleets again. i couldnt be more excited to have found this site where i know i am going to learn a ton! it will be our first year with chickens and im sure will have a bunch of questions as time goes on. currently i have 6 buff orpingtons hanging out in our basement. its been fun working with our 4 dogs introducing them to the chicks and hopefully teaching them to leave them be once they get outside. we will see! tomorrow i have 6 Silver laced wyandottes, 6 aruacannas, and 8 red rangers coming and then on the 4th we have 10 turkeys arriving. oh man, start small they said, what do i go and do? of course went over board. ha! its going to be an interesting summer to say the least! i look forward to gettig to know some of you and am so happy to have a place to go now with im sure the many questions ill have along the way!