Hello everyone! we decided in feburary that since we raise goats for meat and milk.. and raise a few steers a year for meat that it would make sense to have chickens too! sooooo the end of feburary or the first part of march we started.... LOL we got 10 golden sexlink hens lost 2 tho then a month later we got 10 silkies my favorite breed! my grampa raised them and they are so awesome! and then 3 weeks ago we decided that we needed meat birds.. so thats where the Cornish crosses come into play. all 30 of them!! so now, with 48 chickens (OMG i had just now added them all together) we are loaded. lol the sex links are starting to act like they are going ot lay soon! YAY! the silkies are still maturing into furry lookin creatures... lol and the cornish crosses are in the house still! although those cornish are going out today i cant stand the noise! lol other than the chickens we have a WIDE array of animals.... 8 milking does alpines mostly 5 pygmy does and one pygmy weather 8 shelties ( 5 are 3 week old pups!) 1 barn cat 7 miniature horse mares and one stallion 2 big horses and the resident farm dog... a mutt! then there is me, Becca my hubby, Shawn who is a truck driver and our 2 daughters, Mackenzie (5) and KaylaSue(3) needless to say we stay busy! i am looking forward to learning about chickens a bit more and to 'meeting' every one!