Hey everyone! First time chicken owner here! Let me tell you about my flock! (Any words of wisdom welcome!) I've had my first flock for a little over 4 months now, and things are going pretty well! My flock was supposed to be all hens but, naturally, we were surprised by a big man who we ironically named Steve French before we knew he was a rooster. He is a Rhode Island Red. Steve has recently earned his big boy rooster crow, and has since become a real pain in our butts, as well as annoying my ladies. He has been running after my labrador, and trying to sneak up on her and pick on her lately as well! He also always keep the ladies in check and sometimes makes a fuss when in petting them. He used to love to be held the most, but now he just runs after me. My ladies are the loveliest! I have 3 orpingtons and 3 Rhode Island Reds. They are mostly quiet, eat ALL the ticks around our yard, and love to be petted and talked to. We love having them around! No eggs yet, but we are impatiently waiting and checking everyday, as they have started singing the egg song and even sitting in the nesting boxes growling sometimes....stay tuned! Thanks for reading!