I've been lurking and reading extensively here of late and figured it was time i signed up. Hello! Later this week I'll have thirty two sweet, peeping, day old chicks arriving from ideal hatchery. I'm getting a mix of silkies, buff orpington, and Easter eggers to start a new home flock after several years of suburban living where I couldn't keep livestock. Ten years ago I hobby farmed chickens, turkey, ducks, and even lamb. But I'm rusty now, and the friends who helped back then have all moved away. So I figured connecting with other critter crazed folks like myself is a healthy alternative to driving my husband and coworkers completely mad. I'm looking forward to getting to know the byc community. See u all around!