Hello all. I am new to backyard chickens and am raising my first flock of chickens. I live on a small town lot and am limited to the number of animals I can have. I currently have a miniature Pomeranian - Buddy and 6 Rhode Island Reds- Violet, Rose, Daisy, Lily, Iris and Petunia. Rose and Violet turned out to be roosters, the naughty things. They were supposed to be all hens! I found my first eggs today! There were 5 small brown eggs in their pen. All cracked. Have to get their nesting boxes in there pronto. Looking forward to learning and dishing with all of you.