Hello, welcome! Since my last thread was made specifically to follow the growth of my 2014 babies and I will not be getting chicks this year, I decided (with the encouragement of the followers of that thread) to start fresh with a new place to focus on my entire flock, including my beloved hens, the handsome rooster boys, the crazy Guinea fowl, and the cute li'l duckies. For full disclosure, this thread is subject to replies with picture overloads, crazy chicken lady stories, rants about broodies (or whatever else is frustrating me at the time!), and even sad stuff if it happens. Oh, and Dorking cuddles. There will be lots of Dorking cuddles. You have been warned! Things that are crossing over from the last thread: My birds, of course! I have little blurbs about each one of them, along with their breeds and hatch dates (if known) on this page: My Flock!I will try to remember to at least mention breeds with birds' names or pictures in my posts, but if I forget, it's all there. The great call duck incubation! I have 4 little call duck eggs from my pair in lockdown at the moment, due to hatch any day now! . Just as a side note, I've been referring to the eggs by their position in the incubator so that I can remember which one is which from the candling pictures I took, so I will probably call them things like 'Left Top' or 'Right Center' when posting about them. The Broody Brigade! Their numbers are dwindling at the moment. Just stubborn ol' Lady Wyandotte is still brooding, but I think we all know it's only a matter of time before another goes. Reuben the Silkie cockerel. I don't know if I'll mention him a whole lot, but he's coming to the end of his quarantine period soon, so who knows? I think that's about it! I will reply with things as they happen, so there are no guarantees how often there will be posts, especially during the semester (mid-August to early May usually). Please feel free to join in!