My name is Linda, I live in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. I have had chickens for almost 2 years and have had relatively good luck with them. I started with 7, 2 were roosters and 2 died when my Australian Shepard who is fixated by them, dug a hole under their pen and let them out. I currently have a variety of 7 hens and a beautiful rooster. We continually battle with the dog trying to get to them. He just wants to play. It is my first attempt at raising chickens and I have learned so much. I often come here to learn. Hats off to BYC for helping me!