Hi! My name is Lorie and I live in Southern Indiana and recently took the leap into chicken raising. My granny raised them and I can remember them running around the farm when I was a kid.So for me it is as much as sentimental as fun. Right now I have 7 Orpingtons in a brooder that are 4 weeks old. As soon as those are out I will be getting barred rocks. (Yes, I already need a 12 step program). My fiance has built me the Taj Mahal of coops and we live on 80 acres so I have lots of room and love. Anyway I had been googling questions daily and finding answers on your site so I decided to join your group.