I was a member way back about 5 years ago...and then we went a time with no chickens. Now we have 7 new ones so I will need plenty of advice but I also have lots of experience with chickens, we raised up to 25 at at time. Our favorites are Buff Orpingtons but we have also had lots of Silkies and Bantams as well. We presently have 7 babies in our house, 2 Buffs, 2 Aracauna's, 2 Isa Browns and 1 Barred Rock. We live in Michigan.