My name is Tammie Wilson. I was looking to an answer to a question online and came across your board. I get the magazine, but never thought to join..it's a good idea I never thought through :0) I am going to answer the template questions but my question is and I saw replies to a similar question in 2008, but did not apply) I have a chick that I hatched myself. I do not have any bantams, although there are several breeds it could be mixed with (jersey giants, americauna, rhode island reds, and cuckoo marans) BUT this one chick will not grow. The others have gone from the brooder to the outdoor 10 x 10 pen and are about to graduate to the outer free-range yard--this one little chick stays in the brooder and has seen another batch come and go. I forget the dates exactly but the chick must be at least a month old...same size as day-olds. Has some feathers but not all. Ive neverhad this happen, does it just happen sometimes?? (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I have had guineas for about 8 years. I now have chickens as well. Also, a few ducks, geese, and turkeys. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Not exactly sure 20ish full grown, 20+ chicks (3) What breeds do you have? cuckoo maran, ri reds, jersey giant, turken, americauna, toulousse geese, rouen & peking ducks, and started with royal palm turkeys but wild turkeys have infiltrated my breed--I have mutt turkeys. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? searching online (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Mostly the birds---LOVE them (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I rescue saint bernards, and have only ever had to return one as a bird killer. Saints and chickens get along just fine. Im a teacher and love my summers free to mess with my flocks. Look forward to collaborating with y'all!!