Hello! My name is Caroline. I am currently the mama to 12 1 year old hens and 15 1 week old chicks! I am pretty new to chicken raising. My husband and I were given some old Banny chickens when we got married about 3 years ago and have been through 2 flocks trying to find the right chickens for us and I think we are finally happy with our growing flock. Our 1 year old hens are all americaunas and we now have 5 new hampshire reds, 5 barred rocks & 5 orpingtons (and possibly going to buy more tonight!) I found out about BackYardChickens.com by googling answers to my questions! Other hobbies of mine are; gardening, archery, hunting, kayaking, fishing, hiking and traveling. I am also the wife to Mr. Childers and dog mama to a 1 year old black Lab named Maggie and 8 year old beagle/walker hound named Roscoe. We are also preparing to add goats to our little farm this year. Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself, I look forward to talking to all of you!