Hi! My name is Christina and I'm a 30 yr old "hen hopeful!" I live in a smallish town and am hoping to get my own backyard flock sometime in the next year. I'm kind of a compulsive researcher so figured I would make sure I have done all the homework I can do before bringing my new girls home. As a child I came to love chickens when a neighbor moved and abandoned his flock on the property my horse was kept on. Eventually we had to rehome the chickens, but the drive to have them has not diminished as I have moved into town. I have other animals as well--a 7 yr old brindle pit bull mix named Sally, a 4 yr old chocolate lab called Jack, a pair of cats and a pair of white-winged parakeets. I am a horse lover but am sadly horseless currently as I lost my 25 year old mare just last week. I am hoping to learn a lot here and eventually become knowledgeable to help others!!