We first started Raising chickens back in 2010 or 2011. At this point the start is a bit fuzzy. Crazy how much things can change in a few years. We have raised over the years Barred Plymouth Rocks, Jersey Giants, Faverolles, Orpingtons, Welsummers, Silkies, Sebrights, D'Uccles, and Nankins. Currently, we have twenty-one, five-week-old chicks that are growing like weeds. I have another twenty-five chicks coming in about two weeks. We have Black Sex Link, California White, Cuckoo Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Silver Grey Dorkings. I am hoping to add Brahmas, Nankins and some Silkies to the flock in the next year. At this point I could not even tell you how I found BYC let alone when I found the site. That would be an amazing thing if I could remember that. I have days I wonder what I am doing in this house with all these small people who keep insisting on calling me Mom. There are 6 children in the house. I know in a few years they will be moving out and on their own. Part of me is waiting for that day and a big part of me wants them to stay little and never leave. We have 9 cats, 3 indoor cats, 1 indoor/outdoor and 5 that are outdoor only. There are 3 dogs. 1 is a Saint mix that is at least 10 years old, a 5 yr old yorkie, and an 8 month old yorkie. We have 9 rabbits, 2 American Guinea hogs, 3 Mangalitsa Hogs, 2 goats and 4 sheep. Two of the sheep are ewes we will be breeding and the two males that are related to the ewes will be sold at auction come the fall. I knit a variety of things. ATM I knit teddy bears that I put up online for sale. I also love to bake from scratch. I read a ton. Currently I have 6 different books I am reading. I am insane about reading everyday. The minions have to read a minimum of one hour every day. Several of them grumble the entire time.