Hello I am a stay at home Mom with my 2 1/2 year old little girl and am about to have another little girl in a month. I have 9 chickens consisting of 2 black australorps, 2 barred rocks, 2 light brahmas and 3 rhode island reds. I have 4 dogs (all boxers) 3 cats and 2 lionhead bunnies. I also have 3 mallard ducks that think they are chickens and everyone gets along great! I had my first egg hatching experience a month ago I hatched 7 out of 16 bbs orpington eggs now i just hope they are not all roosters. I am wanting to add more to my flock this spring when the weather warms up as we are building a new home on my parents farm and will have all the room and land we want. I am especially wanting to purchase some silkie eggs very soon because I think they are absolutely adorable and think they would make good pets for my little girls and myself! I have already learned so much from this website about chickens and look forward to learning more so that I can increase my flock and give them the love and care that they deserve!