Hi. In May we purchased 12 Brown Hylines from an organic egg supplier. They were about a year old. We turned our old kids' fort into a coop. In June I bought 3 Barred Rock babies. We own the property next to our home so the goal was to put the Rocks there. Then (chicken math) we bought 2 Ameraucanas and 3 Buff Orpingtons. So right now my 3 Rocks are laying and just today I let the other 4 (we lost an pro pretty early on) out to free range with the Rocks for the first time. My Rock alpha was not happy about those new girls even though they have been co-existing in pens next to each other for months. I've learned TONS since May, mostly from this site. I'd love to have friends in Fort Worth to talk to and share with. Anyone else close by?