Hello! I am from Northwest Montana. I had never even touched a chicken until until a few months ago when my husband said we had to get a few. We had 21 but we lost 2 when they were very young. I have Barred Rock, Cuckoo Maran, and Black Astrolorpe...As I said, I really don't know much but my mother in law is an expert so she is helping us out. I am so glad that I found this forum, I have learned so much already!