Hi everyone. Great site. Been lurking a little while, finally decided to make an account. I am the sort of person that spends a long, long time researching a breed before I do anything. So right now I'm still in info-gathering stage. I'm about to go make another thread with a newbie question in it, but I thought I should say hi here first. I love gardening, learning, and asking irritating questions! I am from the US originally and my folks are back there, but just got my Australian citizenship (...four years in Oz later...) and will be staying out here. Ideally one day I'll have some kind of organic hobby farmlet, and grow our own fruit, veggies, and eggs, but that's far from my reality right now! I haven't got one chicken yet. My husband thinks I'm a bit nutty, but figures at least chickens lay eggs "making them more useful than your cat." He absolutely doesn't want to hear another word about the varying breeds of chicken though, so I have to annoy all of you instead.