Hello! I've only had my chickens for about three months. We started with adult chickens and got our first six from two different places. Four Isa Brown and two White Rock. Since we got them all the same day we had no trouble with mixing them. Then about three weeks ago added two Buff Orpington pullets. They have an area of the run they can escape to when the big girls chase them, but they're getting bigger and braver every day. I've been coming to this site since the beginning. Some problems we've already dealt with were a band grown into the leg of one ofthe birds (removed successfully with no problem). And an impacted crop. I did tons of reading and youtube watching on that. I tried to make her vomit but she wouldn't (and really...all the youtube videos I watched on that and none of them were successful either. I am sure it is possible, but I couldn't do it.) I did a lot of massage, which she didn't seem to mind. She had the sour breath, the hard crop, wasn't eating much...we really thought we were going to lose her. Then I read the thread here about using dulcolax and a chicken bra. That worked and she is fine now. She didn't really mind the bra after the first few minutes and we kept it on her for a few weeks. It's off now and she seems perfectly normal. So...thanks! I would never have known what to do (or even what an impacted crop was) without this site. Also...does anyone else think the BackYard Chicken logo's face looks like Yosemite Sam?