Hi everyone! I am new to the whole world of chickens. My family (grandparents, great uncles, etc) grew up on working farms and dealt extensively with chickens as well as other livestock. I myself wasn't fortunate enough experience that growing up as our family farm was sold off when my grandfather passed when I was a young tike. However, I now have me a nice piece of agricultural property and find myself head over heels for chickens. Last year my wife and I got our first chicks. What started as 6 chicks (production reds) quickly grew to 12 as we found a Delaware breeder and got 6 more. We've found this site quite helpful with a lot of knowledge and our general go to for when we have questions. What took off as a small hobby has now quickly grown into a small scale chicken farming operation.