We live in the midwest on a small lake, and "inherited" layers from some freinds that were moving, and one turkey. We have 4 that I'm not sure if they are RIR's or what, very nice layers, one white leghorn, she's a cheeky thing, very curious. LOL Then, we decided that we had enough space to add a few more, and so we answered an ad in the paper from a local gal that was selling pullets, so we wound up with 3 Ameraucanas which I am absolutely in love with. So fun to watch. They were hatched this winter, and two of them had frostbit toes. The black one has nothing but nubs for her feet, so we call her Nubs. LOL She had ordered the eggs online, and had several colors, but we really liked the black and blues. They are really very full personalities, and so much fun. The lady also threw in a bantam lacy wyandotte. She is so cute and very small but lays and egg a day for us. She's really very sweet. I am very new at chickens, but so far am really enjoying our small flock, and the eggs that they give us. I have been reading here for about 4 weeks, and find this site very impressive and full of information for newbies like me. Sooooo there you have it, that's how I wound up here, clueless and wings on my behind trying to figure it all out.