Hi there, I'm thankful to now know about the BackYard Chickens community. We have 4 chickens; 1 lacewing wyandotte, 1 buff orpington, 1 welsummer, and 1 cuckoo maran. We're fairly new to chickens and have had them for about 1 year now. We currently have our first broody hen, so that's a new experience for us. My husband and I also have two young sons and one dog.