Hello all. I just recently realized that I LOVE CHICKENS! And this seems like a great place for us chickens lovers Our chicken experience so far: My husband and I bought a house with an acre a year ago, and decided to keep some chickens. We got 3 of them in April and I FELL IN LOVE! They were a RIR, Americauna (my favorite for her spunk), and a Cuckoo Maran. They were laying great (daily), got to free range every day for a few hours, would come running to me and follow me around the yard. SOOOO incredibly cute! But recently, we had a break in to the coop during the night and lost all three. Evidence of one death and the other two went missing. I was pretty heart broken. I posted signs, put up a Craigslist ad, but they never returned End of sad story... So last week, we got some new little chicks from a home breeder nearby. Six chicks. Five straight run breed mysteries and one Cream Legbar pullet. Love them! They are now 12 days old (we got them at 7 days). We have plans to build Fort Knox coop for when they switch to outside living, so we don't lose these ones. I am so excited for these new little ones to grow and see what they turn out like. I'd also love to learn how others on here feel about roosters. We are considering keeping one rooster out of these. I've only had one experience with a rooster and it was BAD. Anyway, I can't wait to meet fellow chicken lovers!