Hi!! My name is Carly, I am from Australia. Soon we are getting some laying hens (within the next day or two), for me its exciting as I am a big animal lover with 5 miniature horses, a dog and a cat, soon to be getting a new cat for our mice problems. I thought I might jump ahead and join a forum for chickens as I have been joined to horse and dog forums for a few years now, and I find it great for learning. I have already got a few questions bundled up about chickens. We have been building the coop all day, we are almost finished. You could say I am new to chickens, we had 5 back in 2008, but at the time we didn't need chickens so we sold them. And sometimes we work with chickens in my agriculture science class, but thats it. So I know near nothing, but I am eager to learn about my soon to be new hen buddies! Pretty much all I know is we are getting Isa Brown hens, I have heard many good things about the breed I hope to get to know some of chicken owners out there!!!