Hi I was bought up in a household that kept hens and ducks for eggs, but at 57 I have just got 3 girls of my own. Michonne is a goldline, Maggie a Bluebelle and Carole a light Sussex. I got them at 15 weeks and I love them, six weeks later and all 3 are providing an egg a day. I have been lurking even before I got the hens reading advice on the forum. I have been looking at the good tips on keeping them from making too much noise as Carole in particular can be loud in the morning. I am going to try the tips with treats as covering the coop hasn't worked. Looking forward to discussing rather than just reading!