Hello all, I am new to chickens and appreciate the group so much. You have already helped me thru two disasters. I have 3 buff orpington (who are my fav so far), 3 welsummers, 1 sexlink (RIR) who are 3 months old. I recently lost one. (wry neck?). I also have three little polish (same age), six silkie babies, and three (I hope) frizzles babies. I have always wanted them, so everything is new to me. I never knew they could have such personality. I need another coop but am waiting for sales - LOL Babies won't be ready to go out for a few weeks yet. I also have rescue cats, dogs, mini horses (10), 1 mini donkey, one older qtr horse and one older warmblood. Oh, and one gallah parrot, two conures, one caique, 5 lineolated parakeets (one is my first hatchling), and one rose (?) parakeet. I used to do a lot of rescues and I am definitely an animal person. So is my daughter. My son-in-law and husband are pretty supportive (most of the time). I started out wanting 4 chickens - LOL. So thank you for letting me join you.