Hi I just joined up and hope to learn as much as I can about my beautiful feathery friends from all you guys I started out with two Rhode Island Reds two years ago this spring. Since then I have upped the number to 5 adding in a few ameraucana/easter eggers in the mix. I love my gals and so does my 3 yr old. She calls them the buddies and while outside you will see her leading the little line of chicks around the yard. If one gets distracted you will hear her calling "come on buddies" and off they go. I have ready everything I can get my hands on about taking the best care of my little group and would love to expand! So greatful to have found this website and hope to learn as much as I can!