Hi guys, long time stalker here ! My grandfather used to fight roosters, a LONG time ago, before I was born. But then he got a little white bantam pullet, to use for calming the huge roosters. I was around 2-3, and I loved her, so she retired and became my pet. She passed away a while ago, she was ten. But it started my love for chickens. Now my grandfather and I have Golden Laced Wyantottes, Golden Comets, White Leghorns, 1 Barred Rock, her half sister who is a mutt and I have no idea, Brown Leghorns, and White Leghorns x Barred Rocks for eggs. Then we have the hens of the fighting rooster breeds (sorry I don't know what they're called...we call them the Mother Hens since we use them to hatch off chicks), bantams, and 2 pairs of silkies. The silkies are my favourite. They aren't show quality or anything, but they're so sweet and beautiful. I've had my white pair for 3 years almost. I just got the black pair a few months ago. Practically as soon as we got home the hen started laying eggs, so we set a few. They hatched 4 chicks. 2 are jet black, one is nearly white, and one is grey. They are beautiful. I love the grey one the most. Her name is Eskimo. I've never even seen a grey silkie in person before! Everyone is having problems here. The cole mining business is declining, and chicken fighting is now illegal. Fighting roosters used to be worth TONS of money...now people are trying to trade them for laying hens! Anyways, I love all animals really. I have 5 rabbits, 9 hamsters, 2 gerbils, 4 geckos, some turtles, 2 dogs, fish, axolotls, and a cat and a few more. We just got the cat and we are trying to get him to stop stalking my chickens! Anyway, I'm excited to be here .