Hello. My name is Robin and I live in Michigan. I am REAL new to chickens. I wanted some for eggs but then got addicted. I bought baby pullets from our local TSC store this spring then I was hooked. My hubby said only 20 but needless to say I have snuck a few in here and a few in there and here I am with about 40 layers PLUS my fancy chickens I have bought lately lol. I figured out if I only do a few at a time he doesnt notice as much. I have over 60 chickens now. My son just built me another coop and will build more next spring. My layers are Isa Browns,4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 black Australorps,Leghorns, and Ameraucanas. I also have a trio of Wheaton Penedesencas, a pair of Partridge Penedesencas, Barnvelders, Wellsummers, Silver Lakenvelders,Blue Andalusions ,Cuckoo Marans, and Blue Marans. In the future I would like to add a trio of Black Copper Marans. A breeder where I bought some chicks from told me about BYC. So far this is an awesome sight. In my spare time I raise sheep. We have hair sheep and Icelandic sheep. A flock of around 70. We have 3 children, all grown, and 7 grandchildren. One of our sons live with us and helps me a lot on the farm.