I probably shouldn't have created a profile while half-asleep after a long week and a long day. So, apparently, I will be keeping a "Roster" or all Cogburns or some such. Anyway, I have been lurking for sometime and decided to join. I have learned A LOT from this sight. It has helped me narrow down breeds of chickens, and learned about quite a few. In fact, if it had not been for the home page where you can put in the aspects of the breed you are looking for I wouldn't have gotten 7 EE's in June. Sadly, one of them died in the brooder. So, I have 6 EE hen's in a converted dog run. I haven't gotten an egg out them yet. But, I have noticed that some of them are squatting when I come up behind them to shoo them back into the makeshift coop. So, after the dark days of winter I am hoping for some eggs. I am also in the process of building a rather large coop next to them. My daughter is partial to chickens, and likes the appears of the Plymouth Bar Rocks, so 20 of those girls may be moving next door. I like the idea of 4 large brown eggs a week at maturity. Frankly, I like the concept of yard eggs in general. So, I am a long time lurker, first time member.