I have been a long time lurker, listening and learning from those with experience. I love how 'you' , as a community, embrace newcomers and share your knowledge. You've helped me design and build our coop/run and safely keep 22 new family members. We currently have 2-RIR, 2-Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2-Buff Brahmas, 1- Light Brahma, 2-Americanas, 2-Buff Orpingtons, 1-Black Orpington, 5/1-BCM hens/roo, 3/1-Lavender Orpingtons. Our farm is located north of Seattle and also home to 4 kids, 4 horses, dogs and cats. As my youngest daughter begins 4H we joined because your site has been a wealth of information and is a safe place for her to visit and learn. She is working toward exhibition quality B/B/S Marans and Orpingtons. Thank you for helping us with our journey.