Hello. I've been a long time lurker and finally signed up. I've been looking into getting backyard chickens for three years now and finally did it two months ago. I have a Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a Barnevelder. It's been a lot of fun raising them so far. I've also recently learned how to clip their primary feathers so that they won't fly up onto a 5 foot fence and start squawking that they can't get back down!