Hi everyone! I'm a fairly new backyard chicken owner (1 year) of 8 pullets & hens in the beautiful State of Minnesota. We have an Ameraucana, Barred Rock, Black Australorp, a Buff Orpington, 2 Easter Eggers, Lavender Orpington and a White Leghorn. I've never been a member of a forum so I'm looking forward to a fun & fabulous experience. I found this gem of a site through a popular search engine and kept myself coming back for more all the time! I've learned a lot from this forum and I have so much more to explore! I'm very happy to be a part of the community. If anyone would like to offer some sage advice (about the forum or chickens) or just know more about me, reply/pm me! I'd love to hear from you!