I was on BYC a while back, but because life did what it did, I started then got to where I didn't/couldn't post or read much - but I'm back!! I have entered a new phase in my life - the AMAZING phase!! I now have a fantastic hubby, a few acres, a horse, 3 goats, 2 cats (his and mine) and LOTS of chickens!! Currently, we are selling eggs at the farmer's market and raising chickens for the freezer. We have several breeds, but will eventually switch over to Australorps exclusively. That is, unless I can talk him into letting me have a separate pen with "pretties". Probably won't be a hard sell, though, he likes them almost as much as I do. We still have my original "pets" - 6 of them. The breeds I have are: Cochin (standard and bantam) Americauna Australorp Cuckoo Maran Freedom Ranger Silkie (bantams - one is a showgirl) Silkie/Polish mix My next door neighbor has gotten me back on BYC - now just gotta remember what he said his user name is - sigh...... I'm looking forward to being a fully functioning member now.