Hi all! I'm a new chicken farmer - lol! I got chickens because I love animals, and what a bonus to have animals that give back more than love! My hens (pullets?) are still pretty young - got them in May 2011. I have 6 - 5 of them are definitely Buff Opringtons, one is a bit of a mystery. She looks like a buff for the most part, but she has somewhat different shaped feathers, a different tail, and is bigger than the rest of the girls. There is a rumor that she is a buff aracauna, but I'm not sure. She has no face decorations Haven't been able to find a good pic of one. They are cracking my family up with their antics. Our mystery girl, Zoey, is a supreme bug catcher, and we love to watch her launch herself into the air to get a choice bug. Ozzy has a bit of a funny eye - perhaps an injury? She seems to be missing part of her upper eyelid. She is a nervous nelly. Yoko is super friendly and has a funny cowlick on her back. JiJi "runs like a dinosaur", says my 9 y/o. Yolky and Peepers are kind of non-descript. I am a little concerned that the honeymoon will be over once the winter arrives. Things are going very smoothly - Caring for them seems relatively easy right now. We don't have egg laying to contend with yet - not sure how much that adds to the work... I have a husband and 2 girls, 11 and 9. The 9 y/o is so in love with the girls - she is my future vet 11 y/o could not be less interested-pre teen - lol! Looking forwared to fresh eggs!