Hello everyone! I am very new to raising chickens and I have to say, I am absolutely loving it! My husband brought home 12 chicks in April. Same day he brought me another 12.....no big deal put them in with the others. I turn around thinking I'm complete and "are you kidding"....another 12. So a total of ~3 dozen. I needed a place to talk about my chickies and have been lurking for a few weeks now. I have learned sooo much! Who knew there was more to this chicken thing than simply putting out feed! I learn something new everyday. I currently have 6 white Bantams, 12 Rhode Island Reds, 6 Buff Orpingtons and 3 (remaining out of 6) Cornish Rock. I am allowing them to live out their life. I don't have the heart to slaughter them. If I find I have to I will do what I need to do but until that time....hubby didn't know what he was buying. I just knew they were very "different" than the others and began some searching. Notice I said I currently have....yup, I have 6 more Bantams, 1 Gold Wyandotte and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte chickies coming in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait for my new chickies to arrive! I have been reading the integration thread that has been started and have learned much. As you can see, I can go on and on talking about my chickies. Happy I found this site, its a wealth of information. Especially to a person such as myself who is clueless when it comes to raising chickens....no longer clueless but still learning.