Hi, my name is Laura and I am a transplant from NYC to Waco, TX. I have too many chickens and can't wait to give away/sell some of the ones that people have literally just given to me that I have not intentionally purchased. My dad is SLOWLY building me a coop in my backyard. We keep getting heavy flooding rains and the work is going slowly. They are all living in my large mudroom right now or "free ranging" my fenced-in area when the weather is good. I have 6 baby 8 w/o Buff Orp pullets that a student gave me from her mom's job at the humane society. I intend on only keeping 2. The other 4 are going to a rescue ranch in the middle of nowhere nearby. I also have 6 ducks that someone just gave me after they got suckered into the 6 duck minimum at Tractor Supply. I will only be keeping 2 of those guys. I also have a RI Red named Roadie Red and a Black Australorp named Elvira. I love them both so much. They're so soft and cuddly and sociable. I raised them from day-olds. I was introduced to the site by a member on here, Havi (hi Holly!) who I bought a large Araucana/Easter Egger hen from on Craig's List. I hope she doesn't mind but me and my other half named the hen "Holly" because we loved the name and she's such a girlie chicken. She lays the most delightful bright pink eggs in my laundry every night. LOL Holly (the hen) actually follows us around and sleeps on my chest at night. I just had her in my lap and she was clucking at me. She also put me in the hospital on Friday night, which is really funny! lol! I was holding her the other night leaning against a wall and someone grabbed her to pick her up. She got startled and her wing hit me in the face. My head cracked into the wall and I went into a coma and had to be hospitalized. LOL I'm actually on bed leave right now from the high school I teach at because sudden movements send me into a flurry of migraines and nausea. Thankfully my brain scans are all normal so the concussion should be gone soon! They didn't believe me at first in the hospital when I said that a chicken hit me in the face. They thought I was possibly pregnant and/or my boyfriend was beating me. After they realized I was truly serious, they started calling me "chicken woman." LOL I also have 4 dogs and 4 parrots. Did I mention I can't wait for the coop to be finished!?!?!?! LOL OK, time for another dose of painkillers Nice to meet everyone!!!!