Hello, everyone. My name is Joy from Florida. Hubby and I have recently (and I mean just last Sunday) became "parents" to 13 chickens, all layers! We had been buying eggs from a lady who lives near us. She posted on facebook that was downsizing her flock so we decided to start raising chickens and bought four of her Easter eggers and an old coop. Two days later, we bought 9 more (3 Red Starts, an RIR, a Black Start, Blue Splash Orpington and 3 more easter eggers). Hubby build a new coop for the pullets. We are still establishing a new routine for our flock. We are empty-nesters with a big yard for the chickens to roam, so why not? I didn't realize how much watching them peck, scratch, eat, drink and sleep gives you such inner pleasure! Looking forward to sharing our experiences and learning from all you veterans in raising these beautiful birds!