We've had chickens now for ... sheesh ... 6 years? 2 Wyandotte and 2 Partridge rocks, in our backyard coop. We get 3-4 eggs a day, and we love the personality of chickens - they love the yard, love to peck and scratch, and they follow me around when I'm in the yard. Great experience for our kids as well, they take turns taking care of them, and I love nothing better than feeding them our food scraps - they go crazy for them, and it's a great way to deal with food which would otherwise be wasted. Found this forum through a Google Alert and hope to contribute occasionally to the discussions. Wanted to say hello, and glad to see such a great community!