I've been reading the threads for a few years now and I'm so grateful to all of the fantastic tips and info I've been able to get from the members. Looking forward to sharing a few tidbits of my own now and again. I live in the suburbs north of Houston and have two Buff Orpingtons, one Blue Cochin, and one Araucana. Two Polish hens will be joining us soon. I'm ably assisted in my hen hobby by my 8 yo Black Lab and 4 yo Wheaten Terrier mix.