Hi! While I've just joined byc, I've been referencing the site for almost 2 years. My current flock is 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Americauna, 2 barred rocks, 1 buff orpington, a buff brahma and a light brahma. Earlier this year, my orpington brooded a nest full of chicks, who are now happily living with friends. We live up in the PNW, and the cchickens have thrived here.