Hi all!!! I joined four years ago, but I'm a professional lurker, so didn't post much ;-) Now that my feet are thoroughly soaked and i'm going into my fifth year of chicken keeping, I figure it's a good time to become more active. While owning and enjoying my girls is quite fulfilling, I am getting to the point where I want to branch into more or the mechanical and planned aspect of chicken keeping. Genetic and long term goals, rather than farm supply chicks on a whim. I own BCMs, CCL and Light Brahmas now, ~11 total. But I recently hatched out my first three batches of purchased eggs, and have some Blue Marans now in a grow pen. Most frustrating though, I can't have roos. None. So while I can't BREED for my own, I can follow others projects and live vicariously through you all!!!!! Looking forward to geeking out!