Hi, I'm Kathleen. I've got 6 random ladies my son and I have raised from day olds to the lovely 11 weekers they are now, and I knew I'd like having chickens, but I didn't know how very much I'd like them. My favorite one, (aptly named Favorite) seeks out my lap or shoulder for petting (and delicious hairs she can snack on...) the rest come running when I open the back door since they usually get spinach stems or apple cores or what have you. I do think I've got a roo though, waiting to see on that one. I live in Flagstaff AZ, which at 7000 feet has pretty rough, LONG, snowy winters. Glad this forum is here to get advice on things like that. Also waiting for the ladies to get bigger than the cat so he will leave them be while they are out eating bugs. Oooo, Also? picking nasty bugs off my potato and pea plants and having the ladies to feed them too? SO satisfying!