Hello! I decided to finally join this awesome group after reading so many discussions! I am not a newbie but, as anyone who has had critters could tell you, there is always SOMETHING new to learn! Just when you think you got this down those little ones pull the rug out from under you. I currently have 25 hens and 2 roos. Getting ready to start another round of 25 girls for the next laying year as I sell eggs to my neighbors and friends. I have also raised and butchered our own broiler hens and look forward to doing that again this year. Thanks!