Hi, I joined 3-4 months ago after lurking for about 6. We got our first chickens this spring we had talked about it for years but never went through with it until now. We started with 18 chickens and are currently down to 16 we lost one and sold another. 8 BRs and 8 RIRs. I love gardening and this year we maintained a 10,000 square foot garden and have plans to expand!