Hello, I'm new to raising chickens. I just started my first flock in May of this year. I currently have 4 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Brahmas, 6 Silver Laced Wyandottes, and 7 Silkies! Chicken math is real I live on a small homestead in Central MN with my husband and our 4 children. I've been coming to this site for months for advice and answers on raising chickens and I figured I should just make an account!