I've been posting for a few months on BYC, however, I was a lurker for WAYYYY longer. I am Josh. I live in Texas. I am 21. For the past 10 years I kept and bred reptiles. Recently, I moved back to my parent's farm with my girlfriend, and we have sold off 99% of our reptile collection. My father kept chickens back in the 70's whenever he was younger, and had always wanted to get more. My mother, on the other hand, was completely against it and would have no part... So he made a compromise. She could have the Nigerian Dwarf Goats that she wanted, if he could have the chickens. So we purchased a herd of NDG's, and a small flock of RIR. I didn't spend much time with the chickens, because I had my rabbits and a job at a Vet Clinic which kept me completely busy. In October I was offered a cushy job, doing IT for a growing Oil and Gas corporation, which allows me much more time to enjoy my animals at home. I cut back the amount of rabbits I had, then was bitten by the "OMG I HAVE TO HAVE MORE CHICKENS!!!!!" bug. So I purchased Mille Fleur D'Uccles from Ideal, Easter Eggers from McMurray, Seramas from a local breeder, Barred Rocks from a local breeder, and American Games from a local breeder. I also purchased two cabinet incubators and filled them both to the brim. I have BLRWs, Polish, Silkies, and a few Turkey poults currently "growing out"... And Many.. many.. many.. eggs. So .. that's me in a nutshell.. , be gentle!