Hello! Hello! Greetings BYC people. I have been reading and lurking on this site for probably a year or two now lol. I finally got my chickens recently! We live in southern Idaho and bought a house (3 months ago) on about 1/2 an acre. We (my husband & I) love small town/rural living and I am a new chicken keeper and just barely starting to learn to quilt. (I don't know what is more fun- all the different chicken breeds or all the different fabrics! ) I also love reading (fiction & non-fiction), movies, music (especially Blues) and animals. We also have a 9 yr old Pomeranian/Sheltie mix named Charlie and a 4 yr old Tortie cat named Miss Kitty. I have 5 chickens right now. I got my rooster Hector about 2 months ago. He's a Dark Brahma bantam; about 6 months old. My former neighbor and friend lives within the city limits and couldn't keep him. So of course I offered to take him. I'm glad I did because he is not aggressive and has excellent rooster instincts. I also recently acquired 4 pullets. Three Silver Laced Black Wyandottes and one Golden Comet. Their names are Feisty (GC), Coco, Penelope & Pepper. They were bought at TSC & raised by my friend's broody game hen. She asked me if I would take them after they feathered out and I definitely wanted pullets raised by this very smart game hen. I'm excited to add to my flock when we can build a bigger coop. Hector is so excited to have these girls here now. He was very lonely I think. He does his "wing dance" but at 11 weeks old, they're not interested lol. I'm glad he's the same size as them right now because he can't hurt them. I look forward to learning from everyone and am glad to be part of the community.