Hello every one. I have read through many of your threads and learned quite a lot from your community already. Even though I am new to this community I'm not all together new to chickens, having hatched a few batches before, only to give them away to friends. This is however the first time that I've had to weather a flock over the winter and also the first time. This is also the first time I've had the opportunity to hatch birds from my own flock with a mix of chickens it has been fun to try to guess what each bird was going to look like when it hatched. It has been the first time that I have gotten to practically use some of my knowledge of genetics and expand on my high school biology. This experience has really inspired me to pursue several new projects that I hope to discuss more in depth later. I'm looking forward to getting to know every one and learning more about these birds in the process.