Well, in just four days I'll have been a member of BYC for a year. I figured that a good way to celebrate that, and the successful move of the site, was to purchase myself a membership. This will be easier on my boonies internet with a data cap, and also make viewing on my phone much nicer. It also called for a journal of sorts. So much during my chicken adventure I've thought about journaling, so her we go! I've had my current laying flock for a little over a year. I had chickens and about all other livestock imaginable as a kid, then I joined the Army at 18, then I got married and had a kid, moved around working my tail off... and now the kid is 16!!! Hubby dearest and I have 5 acres of paradise and are building a little hobby farm with the goal of being as sustainable as possible. Here's my current crew: 3 Black Australorps 4 Silver Laced Wyandottes 5 Easter Eggers 3 French Copper Marans (Blue & Black) 3 Cream Legbars 3 Svart Honas 4 Swedish Flower Hens 5 Icelandics 2 Ducks, Muscovy and Muscovy x We are getting two doelings in July once they are weaned. They are 1/2 Alpine and 1/2 Nubian. Twins. We've also got 8 Red Rangers that will be ready for the freezer very soon. We're contemplating keeping back a cockerel and pullet to hatch some eggs for a second batch, or possibly just the cockerel and crossing him with our Wyandottes for meat birds. OK, methinks that's enough for post one. Plenty to come, including pics of the crew as my data allows!