Hi, all! I am really enjoying this forum. Planning on about 9 hens to start. I've settled on a totally mixed flock - Australorp, Wyandotte, and EE. (I first thought maybe just 6 ladies, then my plans got bigger....) Also, I just finished reading a quick book "My Fine Feathered Friends" by William Grimes. and it was great! It is about a guy (a total newbie!) and a chicken in Queens, NY.