Hi, my name is Patricia. I am brand new to raising chickens. I found this site while I was doing my research before I started my flock. I am married. We have 3 kids, 4 dogs, a bunch of gerbils, and now 17 chickens! I have 4 grown hens, an Aruacana, a Cinnamon Queen, a Barred White Plymoth, and a Dominique. I have a grown rooster, an Australorp. And I just hatch 12 chicks on the 2nd. They are crosses from an Aruacana and a Buff Orphinton. My avatar is one on my new chicks. I am so excited about my flock and it is all I have been talking about lately, so I figured I would jump on here an talk about them. Maybe ya'll won't get as sick of hearing about them as everyone I work with has. I look forward to learning as much as I can, and getting as much advice as I can. I have already had to handle splayed leg with one of my chicks. I got the advice from the forum here and he is walking around just fine now! I will be sure to post a thank you on that thread!