Hi everyone! My name is Lynette and I got 13 chicks this past spring. I grew up on a farm, but this is my first time having chickens of my own. Of course I had to get my husband to give in and let me get them. He was even sweet enough to build a nice coop for me. Anyway, I have 3 Rhode Island Reds females, 1 Barred Rock female, 1 Isa Brown female, male and female Silver-Laced Wyandottes, female Old English Bantam, male Golden Sebright Bantam, and 4 booted Bantams. I got them for eggs and as pets. I am not going to eat them. You should see the looks my dad gives me when I tell them that they are going to die of old age. Growing up, we ate the chickens if they no longer had a purpose. I personally can't kill and eat something I raised. I have gotten pretty attached to them. Looking forward to talking to all of you and I am sure I will have questions as I go.