I can't believe I have waited so long to join BYC. I am up way too early because of some seriously crazy wind out there and it landed my on backyard chickens. I am looking forward to becoming an active member. I have 7 hens and 1 unknown breed of bantam rooster. Since getting them 3 years ago I have become a full on "bird nerd". My next project is Quail! But first we will likely get one or two more hens to replace our recent passing of our rhode island red. In our flock... 1 bantam rooster, belgian d'uccle and who knows what! 1 plymoth barred rock 1 bantam golden sebright 1 americauna 1 cuckoo marans 2 blue splash modern game bantams 1 sexlink (i think) she flew into our backyard from who knows where as a very young bird and has been here ever since. yes, a chicken just flew into our backyard.