Hi all! You have already been introduced to my husband, mudman. Just thought I would introduce myself. I am very new to raising chickens and I absolutely love it! mudman grew up with chickens and he is loving it too! we can't wait for our new arrivals in september and we are going to let our (almost) 8 year old raise a chick and show it at the 4h fair next year. our son is pretty excited about it. he has only shown off his rocket in the past. right now we have 6 bantams, silkies, old english and dorkings, so any advice you have regarding these chickens would be so helpul and appreciated!