Hello I am Ana, My boyfriend and I are becoming more and more aware of our food sources and our environment now that we have a wee 2 year old. We have made a lot of changes to our life over the past two years including a large no till garden and more slow food eating habits. Most recently we have added six chickens to our lives. We have 1 black star, 3 barred rocks, 1 ameraucana and one ameracuna barred rock mix. We built our chicken coop out of the wood that my BF's grandfather had all around the house and spent less than $100 in building supplies (mostly chicken wire and hardware). All and all we have found our whole chicken project experience to be most satisfying. I am very happy to be part of the BackYardChicken community and I look forward to asking questions of all you knowledgeable folks I can already see that chicken raising is going to keep me very ammused! Who'da thought they would be so much fun!