I have loved chickens since I was young, and I figured why not come to a community of chicken lovers. I was the always the one as a kid knew every breed of chicken we had, how old they were, and which eggs they lay. Most questions I google on chickens generally send me to BYC so, now I hopefully can ask a few of my own when the time comes! I currently harbor a flock of thirty chickens. My favorite breed hands down is the Brahma. Some of our best hens were Light Brahmas, and I had two Light Brahma hens named TeTe and Angel who were the most personable and just darling hens to be around. Sadly last winter my last two LB hens passed away at a ripe old age, but I bought some Dark Brahma pullets for old time's sake. They were not raised in the house, but the summer kitchen, so were not as marvelous as my previous hens, but they still are good hens! One of my Dark Brahma hens. I currently have five Dark Brahma hens, 5 White Cochin hens, 1 Black Cochin hen, 5 Red EE/Americauna hens, 3 Black Silkie hens, 1 White Silkie hen, 3 Black Silkie roosters, 1 California White hen, 1 Blue Andalusian hen (the smartest darn hen, and she's an old cuss, too!), and 2 small hens that I am unsure of their breed. Plus my three roosters, two are Red Stars and the third was a drop off and I don't know what he is. Handsome, though! Here is my mystery roo, I'm sure someone can bring light as to what he is? This summer I really want to hatch out some chicks, and have been looking all over the forum for cross breed chicks and their outcomes, and I have thus far been impressed! I may hatch out my Red Star X chicks, but I was hoping to find a nice 'herdsire' for my flock, maybe a Brahma, Salmon Faverolles, or Americauna? I had a nice Wyandotte rooster who died a while back, looking at him he would have made a nice baby daddy, and he was a nice rooster, too. My Red Star roosters are can be SOBs when they get in a mood. That is why we have the two, and not the five we started with. Nasty roosters like that have earned their place in the boiling pot. This was our nastiest rooster outside of the fence harassing one of our Silkie roosters. We gave him away with 10 Polish hens (not a fan of Polish chickens.) The lady thought she was going to tame him, but honestly I am upset I didn't get to make soup out of him myself, he was a big, meaty bird. I was tempted, considering he would FLY ACROSS THE YARD just to attack you. I hope this forum will enlighten me with plenty of information. This coming summer I am running a market garden, so I hope to really do some renovation concerning the chickens. Chicken tractors, big pastures, bugs, eggs, the whole nine yards. Can't wait for summer. Thank you all for your time, I hope you got something out of this introduction. And know that I am always the one to share photos, so expect it!