I'm new to the forum, and almost as new to chicken keeping. My family used to raise meat-birds each year, and it's been years since we've done that. Then, this year, I went to my first poultry auction with the intention to buy my grandfather a new rooster and a couple of hens, and ended up coming home with a trio of Welsummers for him and a trio of Red Jungle Fowl for myself. Since then, I've come to enjoy keeping chickens, and purchased 10 assorted bantams from a local hatchery. Not sure of the breeds at this point, but I'm certain I have one Silkie and a couple of Seabrights, among others. I'm hoping that being part of this forum will give me a good resource for my newest enterprise.