Hi, my name is Gertie. I bought my first chickens and ducks about 3 years ago. Started off small and now I have 49 chickens, 15 ducks and 2 Nubeans goats. Bought a little incubator and hatched some chicken and duck eggs from my own flock. Just upgraded to one that will hold 94 eggs. Have been selling eggs to co-workers and friend and due to word of mouth I sell out quickly. My chickens are happy roaming freely on 11 acres, all fenced in and the ducks enjoy swimming the 4 acre pond. Our 3 Labs make sure no harm is coming to the flock, but the hawk sometimes gets lucky. We have Auracanas,Black Stars,Rhode Island Reds,Buffington, Barred Rock's, Leghons, and for the ducks we have Giant Pekin, Pekin, Sweet Emily,Cayuga and two others I can not remember the name. Whenever I needed advice and Googled the BackYard Chicken site also came up, so today I decided to join.