Hello all, Recently got back into chickens. Part of my childhood I was able to experience the joys of living on a farm. The wife and I decided to get chickens for egg and meat production as well as a little entertainment and companionship. We live in Minnesota. We have a variety of hens. Mostly Australorps, but we also have a New Hampshire ( lost her sister) a White Rock and a Lavender Orpington (lost her sister to illness and her brother to a predator). We recently picked up straight run of 8 mixed brown egg layers which are now 2 wks old.