Hello! I'm Suzanne. I'm fairly new to chickens; we started about a year ago. We started with RI reds, and have 3 of those. We recently added 5 ducks (Christmas time) and 10 more hens (two weeks ago). I think the new hens are golden-red comets. They are very calm and gentle. We do not free range, but have a good size run for them. I've been reading threads from this group since we started looking into chickens, and I'm looking forward to being a participant now too.