Hello BYC! I am here to introduce the Biscuit Bunch. We are happy to be here and have already learned a lot! Our flock is little, only 7 birds at the moment. We started raising our birds New Year 2013 after a family member was kind enough to build us a coop. We started with 4 birds(1 rooster and 3 hens) in the original coop. The birds were given to us by a family friend and we have no idea what type they are. They are approximately 1 year old now. We let one hen sit on 6 eggs not long after she started laying(the first of our birds to do so). She ended up hatching 3, 2 roosters and 1 hen. Common story line around here it seems, lol - we then had to build another coop. After about 8 weeks momma hen was ready to get back with the flock so we tried to integrate them all. After finding 2 chicks dead, the hen and one of the roosters, we realized that was a bad idea. Problem is, we had already decided to let one of the other hens sit on her eggs. So, we had to build a third coop to house the one remaining juvenile rooster. Newest momma hen only hatched 2 of the 6 eggs she was sitting on, 1 hen and 1 rooster. The newest young rooster was the reason we went looking for chicken advice on the web since he seems to be having some health issues. You can read the posting at the link below: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/826826/my-young-rooster-is-having-problems Wish we had joined earlier, we have learned the hard way about several things that we could have just read about here and avoided. Anyway, better late than never I guess. We look forward to being a part of the backyard chicken community for a long time, and it is nice to be amongst others that do the same. Take care of yourselves and your chickens! Thanks for sharing with us as well!