Hello everyone! I was "found" by a silly little rooster back in May. He moved into my yard and followed my horse everywhere! Well, I got him two hens last week. Boy, is he proud! He is so good with them. First day I let them loose with him, he showed them the boundaries (won't let them out of the fenced yard), the compost pile, the manure pile, the good sleeping tree... just walked them round and round the property showing them the best spots to dig for bugs. lol I have no clue as to his breed, or theirs. I put the word out at the racetrack that I wanted a couple of hens (I bake cookies for some of the trainers and grooms and figured they could kick in by getting me hens for eggs), came home one day and here are two beautiful hens waiting for me. I have to get some better pictures, but maybe someone can tell me what they are. I was told they were two separate breeds, but not what they were. I had Rhode Island Reds when I was a kid, and even tried to bring two RI chicks back from the states with me in May. Flight already had its maximum number of pets, so no go on the chicks. Here is the rooster almost grown up. He is really filling out and getting the most beautiful colors Here is a picture with Rosie and Dove in the background. They are still a bit shy. This is the girls the day they showed up... put them in the horse trailer for lack of better place. I got them on Wed. Rosie laid her first egg on Saturday. Gave me another Monday and today. They are so tiny! I remember when our first group of RIs started laying, I was about 11yo and thought they were the cutest little eggs. Was not real happy when they made it to full sized eggs. lol .