Hi, My name is Missy and I'm new to the world of chickens. My next store neighbor moved and I took over his 4 chickens. I have no idea what kind of chickens I have. I've looked at pictures of different breeds and I think I might have this one or that, but I'm not sure. I'll figure it out one day. Need to send in some pictures, so I can get help on that. My 4 chickens: Toby -she is 3 years old. A big golden girl. I actually just sent in a post regarding her sudden behavior of hanging out in the coop all day. I thought she was laying an egg, but except for a few times that I disturbed her, she has been in the coop all day. Is this considered brooding? The new ones have just started laying their eggs? Chick Chick aka Fred -she is 2 years old. She is black and has shades of green in the sunlight. Amanda -she is not a year and just started laying this past week. I think she is laying blue eggs. She is orange and has a fluffy head. Spot -she also has just started laying this past week. She is black and white. Besides the chickens, I have 2 indoor cats and 3 dogs. A complete animal house. I'm excited to be part of the backyard chicken community. The original owner of the chickens told me about this site. Whoo hoo!!!