Hi there, name is Chelsea but you can call me Vic. I am an artist/musician born and raised on a horse/hobby farm in MN. I have had chickens on and off for most of my childhood. Mixed breed bantam's back when I was 5 or 6 we raised for meat, a rescued polish hen named Somba when I was about 15 who ended up getting eaten by a neighbors run away stray dog, and my latest only about 2 years ago our Red Star hen who got nabbed by a coyote. (She was also a rescue). After not having my little talkative friendly hen for a while I have finally decided to buckle down, build a coop and get a small flock of hens, eventually. Don't have chicks yet but looking to get them in February/March. Already have everything set up for the chicks but still soaking up some chicken wisdom so I can best provide for them. I tend to lean more on the organic side of things with my animals as well. I have also raised ducks and turkeys in the past though the turkeys in the past when I was little. Thinking of possibly getting ducks and quill in the future but I am going to tackle the chickens first before I go building more coops and paddocks. Interested in learning some get tips from organic chicken raisers and free rangers and which breeds work best. I know for sure I want to get one or two silkies mostly just for pets and maybe a Polish hen or two just for pets but the rest of the hens I am looking for egg production.