Just found the site and am excited about learning more about chickens from the rest of you! Although my dad has had backyard chickens for years, I have resisted until now. I have accumulated 8 chickens now and it it time to stop! I have 2 Red Sexlinks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 French Black Copper Marans and 2 Barnevelders. They range in age from 2 to 8 weeks. The youngest two are still in the house keeping warm and the rest are in temporary quarters in the dog house while I figure something permanent out.