Hi all, I realized today that this has been my go-to site for chicken intel, figured I'd just dive in all the way. This time last year I lived in a condo in the 'burbs, but split my time between that and my boyfriend's small (1 acre small!) farm out in the country. We had ducks, built them a big pond and love them, but no chickens. I moved out there full time last summer and shortly thereafter we ran into some zoning issues in our little town (who doesn't like goats?! Craziness, so we just closed on 7 acres with.... a huge chicken coop! There is a fabulously muddy little mini-pond for our remaining duck, which she loves so much more than her expensive man-made, filtered clean pond (oopsie, but we did sure enjoy that thing even if it wasn't her first choice). But she is a very social little Pekin, and we feel bad. I was searching CL the other day for some company for her and found an ad from a woman in my small town advertising adult light Brahmas. I went to pick them up (rooster and a hen) and they blew my mind! I only cared that they were calm, not aggressive - I didn't expect to ever have such huge gorgeous amazing birds! The coop is enormous (by my standards, I've only really seen the small expensive ones at Costco or wherever) - and those birds sparked something in me, so I picked up some chicks at the country store and now have 2 Delawares, 2 Jersey Giants and 2 Buckeyes. So basically what I'm saying is that I am in chicken heaven. Thanks for being such a great resource, I appreciate all the time and generosity it requires to share all your hard earned wisdom.