Hello! My name is Rachel. I'm a high schooler who lives in Michigan. I currently have seven hens: 1 Buff Orpington (Persephone), 3 Australorps (Nina, Svenia, and Mikasa), and 3 ISA Browns (Lavender, Carmen, and Coco). My hens are all free range, as we live far from a main road and local crows keep the hawks at bay. I've lost two birds so far (one to a raccoon back when the coop wasn't fully secured, one to a loose dog), but we've fortunately been able to help four who were injured. I love having chickens; they're so fun and cute, and nothing beats fresh eggs on Saturday morning. I'm hoping to learn some new tips and tricks so that one day I can manage my own flock with a variety of breeds.