I am a newbie, sort of. We had chickens when I was a kid, but now I am nearing retirement age and just got my own chickens! They are not great layers, but are beautiful! We have 2 roosters and 6 hens. 2 Brahma, 1 Leghorn hen, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Americana. Not sure what breed the roosters are...but they are beautiful. I have learned so much here in the last couple of weeks I had to join! I live on a 200 acre farm in northeast Missouri. We already had a coop, so that was easy. My 4 grandchildren are excited about the chickens, and the eggs! Looking forward to a lot of enjoyment from my chickens and this wonderful site!