Hi, I'm Lisa and finally joined after a year of stalking the boards I live in the city, three cats, two dogs, and I had two lovely barred rock hens. I just recently lost one to a hawk, traumatic day for all involved. Now in the process of getting more chicks in the spring and I joined to get any info/advice on introducing my hen to her new flock members (when big enough of course) as my two were my first and raised together with no issues at all. Leaning heavily toward orpingtons but always claim the right to change my mind. Love the site, learned so much in the past year!